NASCAR issues behavior penalty for Xfinity Series crew chief

NASCAR announced in a penalty report Friday that crew chief Theodore Brown has been suspended indefinitely due to a behavioral penalty.

According to the penalty report, Brown violated Section 12.8.1.e of the NASCAR Rule Book, which states:

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

“Be charged or convicted of significant criminal violations (eg, domestic violence, trafficking, assault), or have received determinations from criminal or civil authorities that NASCAR believes require action. NASCAR will not prejudice guilt or innocence in the criminal legal system or civil, or the guilt or innocence of the Member, but will review each matter in its own context and circumstances and with respect to its possible effects on sport. “

Brown has served as crew chief in 33 total NASCAR Xfinity Series races in his career, including 10 total in 2020 for No. 74 Mike Harmon Racing.