NASCAR Suspends Second Crew Member For Drug Use

Kelly CrandallSenior Writer IMarch 11, 2009

NASCAR officials announced today that John Boyd, a crew member for the No. 23 Aarons Dream Machine team in the Nationwide Series, driven by Ken Butler, has been suspended indefinitely.

He was found in violation of NASCAR's substance abuse policy on March 9. According to NASCAR, Boyd "violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 7-5 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2009 NASCAR rule book."

Boyd is the second crew member to be suspended by NASCAR for this matter. Paul Chodora, who works for Mayfield Motorsports, was the first.

The random drug tests are a part of NASCAR's new policy in which drivers and team members will be tested throughout the year.


Update: A team spokesmen has said that Boyd has been released.