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Crew member suspended UPDATE

NASCAR crew member Jeffery W. Merritt was isused an indefinite suspension from NASCAR for violation of Section 2.11.aof the NASCAR rule book.(NASCAR) The rule states, "Any NASCAR Member charged with any violation of the law (misdemeanor and/or felony) shall notify NASCAR … prior to the next scheduled Event or within 72 hours of being so charged, whichever is earlier". Merrit was most recently listed as a Front End Mechanic for the #22 AM Racing Gander Outdoors Truck Series team at Las Vegas.(3-20-2019)

UPDATE: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel heard an appeal Wednesday by NASCAR crew member Jeffrey W. Merritt regarding his behavioral level penalty and amended his suspension. Merritt, a front end mechanic for AM Racing in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, was suspended indefinitely on March 20 for violating Section 2.11.a of the rule book. That section states that: “Any NASCAR Member charged with any violation of the law (misdemeanor and/or felony) shall notify NASCAR … prior to the next scheduled Event or within 72 hours of being so charged, whichever is earlier.” After hearing Merritt’s appeal, the panel found that the rule had been violated but ruled Merritt is required to pay a $1,000 fine and serve a two-race suspension.(NBC Sports)(3-29-2019)