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Xfinity Series crew chief suspended indefinitely

Mike Harmon Racing

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA - JUNE 20: Mike Harmon, driver of the #74 Back The Blue Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 20, 2020 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Theodore Brown, who has been the crew chief for Mike Harmon Racing’s No. 74 car in the Xfinity Series this year, was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Friday for a behavioral violation.

Brown has a court date July 28 in Iredell County Court for felony habitual misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor assault on a female. first reported Brown’s arrest.

Brown violated Section 12.8.1.e in the rule book.

The section states:

“Member actions that could result in a fine and/or indefinite suspension, or termination:

  • Public statement and/or communication that 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 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 served as crew chief on the No. 74 last weekend at Talladega.

NBC Sports has reached out to Mike Harmon Racing regarding the suspension and Brown’s status with the team.

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