NASCAR indefinitely suspends one crew member, reinstates another


NASCAR has announced the following suspension and reinstatement of crew members this afternoon.

Kelly Johnson, who is listed as a jackman for the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing team in the Sprint Cup Series according to a July team profile on, has been indefinitely suspended for violating the sport’s substance abuse policy.

On Monday, Johnson was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

Also today, NASCAR reinstated Camping World Truck Series crewman Troy Cupples after completing the NASCAR substance abuse policy’s Road to Recovery program. Cupples was found to have violated the aforementioned Sections 12-1 and 19 of the rules this past August 11th.