Penalties revised for crew chief

NASCAR on Tuesday revised its penalty against Nationwide Series crew chief Bryan Berry and will lift his indefinite suspension on July 7.

Berry was indefinitely suspended June 11 for the use of a racial slur directed toward driver Marc Davis following a race at Nashville Superspeedway.

NASCAR officials confirmed at the time that Berry, crew chief for series rookie Brendan Gaughan, had a verbal confrontation with Davis, who is black. Berry, who is white, used a racial slur on his way to confront Davis as the two exchanged words about an incident between Gaughan and Davis on pit road.

During the race, Gaughan was making a pit stop when Davis turned in front of his car to enter the garage area for repairs. The collision significantly damaged to both cars.

Berry will remain on probation until Dec. 31 and will also be required to perform community service as directed by NASCAR.

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