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Crew chief Eddie Troconis suspended by NASCAR: UPDATES

UPDATE 3-24-2022: NASCAR announced Thursday morning that Eddie Troconis has one again been suspended. The suspension was a result of Sections 4.3; 4.4.e

Section 4.3 relates to NASCAR member conduct.

Section 4.4.e is: Member actions that could result in a fine and/or indefinite suspension, or termination:

  • Actions by a NASCAR Member that NASCAR finds to be detrimental to stock car racing or NASCAR.
  • Statement and/or communication made public (including social media platforms) that demeans, criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition.
  • 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 judgment 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.
  • Violations of NASCAR’s Sports Gambling Policy.

 

UPDATE 2-11-2022: Crew chief Eddie Troconis has been reinstated by NASCAR. The assault charge against him from an incident at Talladega was dropped by the district attorney earlier this month.

Original post: Eddie Troconis, crew chief for the #02 team of Young’s Motorsports has been suspended from NASCAR.

The penalty, issued on Wednesday, is an indefinite suspension for violation of Sections 12.8.1.c Behavioral:

Member actions that could result in a loss of 25-50 driver and Team Owner Points and/or $12,500-$25,000 fine and/or one Race suspension, indefinite suspension, or termination:

  • Physical confrontation with a NASCAR Official, media members, fans, etc.
  • Member-to-Member confrontation(s) with physical violence and other violent manifestations such as significant threat(s) and/or abuse and/or endangerment.
  • Attempting to manipulate the outcome of the Race or championship.
  • Intentionally wrecking another vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is removed from Competition as a result.