On June 26 NASCAR issued a penalty to Xfinity Series Mike Harmon Racing crew chief Theodore Brown for behavioral issues. Brown has been the crew chief for the Blue Lives Matter car driven by Kyle Weatherman.
NASCAR stated that Brown violated the Rule Book which states, “being charged with or convicted of significant criminal violations (e.g. Domestic Violence, Trafficking, Assault), or having had determinations rendered by criminal or civil authorities that in NASCAR’s judgement necessitate action. NASCAR will not pre-judge guilt or innocence in the criminal or civil legal system, or the guilt or innocence of the Member, but rather review each matter in its own context and circumstances and with regards to its potential effects upon the sport.”
Brown has been suspended indefinitely from the sport.
The suspension after Brown was arrested for am alleged June 8 assault on a woman and habitual misdemeanor assault, which is a felony charge.
He has been the crew chief for 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series race including 10 races during the 2020 season.
In other NASCAR penalty news, the Richard Childress Racing number 21 car driven by Anthony Alfredo was found to have an unsecured lug nut during the post race inspection process after the Unhinged 300 at Talladega Speedway June 20. As a result of the infraction, crew chief Andy Street was fined $5,000.