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Two members of Martin Truex Jr.'s pit crew suspended 3 races for incident at Indy (video)

Joe Gibbs Racing suspended two members of Martin Truex Jr.'s pit crew for three races after an altercation with members of Kyle Busch's pit crew which leads to the question of how close the two teams are.

Joe Gibbs Racing has suspended two members of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing pit crew.

Front tire changer Chris Taylor and rear tire changer Lee Cunningham will both be suspended for the next three races following a confrontation with Adam Stevens, crew chief for Kyle Busch, after Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The incident happened after Busch and Martin Truex Jr. crashed while battling for the lead on Lap 112 of last weekend’s race.

Joe Gibbs Racing has not issued a statement on the suspensions, but confirmed that Taylor and Cunningham will be replaced by Kip Wolfmeier and John Royer.

Joe Gibbs Racing provides crew members to the No. 78 team, which is why it issued the suspensions and not Furniture Row Racing. This was an internal decision by JGR; NASCAR was not involved in the suspensions.

Furniture Row Racing owner Barney Visser issued the following statement: “Our No. 78 pit crew is hired, trained and managed by Joe Gibbs Racing. They are one of the best pit crews on the circuit and have kept us up front all season. We admire the talent and dedication of our pit crew and support all of the decisions and actions taken by Joe Gibbs Racing.”