NASCAR: Nationwide Series crewman suspended for violating substance abuse policy


NASCAR was somewhat active in regards to issuing penalties and suspensions this Tuesday with a pair of decisions on personnel in the Nationwide Series.

Crew member William Coralline has been suspended indefinitely for violating the sport’s substance abuse policy. In a brief statement regarding Coralline, NASCAR disclosed that he violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the aforementioned policy) of the 2014 rule book.

In a separate decision, the sanctioning body fined crew chief Gary Ritter $10,000 and placed him on probation through the end of 2014 following a rules infraction at Dover involving his No. 74 NNS team (Mike Harmon, driver).

The infraction was covered under Section 20A-2.3A of the 2014 rule book (“Added car weight. Weight not properly attached. Weight fell out during the event”) and occurred during a practice session last Friday.

Harmon and Milka Duno failed to qualify for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race, which was won by Kyle Busch.