NASCAR reinstates suspended Sprint Cup crew member after completion of substance abuse program


NASCAR on Tuesday announced that it has reinstated a suspended Sprint Cup Series crew member.

Ernest F. Pierce has been reinstated after successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Road to Recovery Program, the sanctioning body said in a media release.

On June 17, Pierce was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the NASCAR Rule Book.

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