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NASCAR suspends three team members but only for Truck Series

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NASCAR suspended three members of Kyle Busch’s Camping World Series Truck team Wednesday because a wheel came off the truck during last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

However, the three-race suspensions are only for the Truck series instead of across all three national series.

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Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s chief racing development officer, hinted Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that series officials were looking at making such suspensions for the series the infraction occurred instead of across all three national series.

The matter became an issue because two of Busch’s pit crew members work for other teams in other series.

Rear tire changer Coleman Dollarhide also is a rear tire changer on Cole Custer’s Xfinity team and Kurt Busch’s Cup team at Stewart-Haas Racing. Jack man Ernie Pierce also has that role for Clint Bowyer’s Cup team at SHR.

The suspensions to Dollarhide and Pierce will not impact their ability to work in Xfinity and Cup.

Also suspended was Marcus Richmond, crew chief for Kyle Busch’s truck team.

NASCAR also announced Wednesday:

A $10,000 fine to crew chief Rodney Childers because Kevin Harvick’s winning Cup car had one lug nut not secured after the Atlanta race.

$5,000 fines each to crew chief Tim Brown (of the No. 52 team of David Starr) and Mike Shiplett (of the No. 42 team of John Hunter Nemechek) because each team had a lug nut not secured after the Xfinity race.

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Michael Waltrip Racing employee earns modified win record at Bowman Gray Stadium

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(Video of Tim Brown’s 75th win on Saturday night)

Tim Brown made modified history Friday with his win in the Midway Mobile Storage 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The win was Brown’s 74th in the Brad’s Golf Cars modified division, breaking a tie with Junior Miller for the all-time modified wins total.

Brown and his No. 83 took the lead on Lap 62 and led the rest of the event’s 100 laps. Brown, who heads the suspension department at Michael Waltrip Racing, lives in Tobaccoville, N.C and grew up attending races at the quarter-mile track that opened in 1949. He first started racing there in 1991.

“Until it happened, I hadn’t really thought about it,” Brown said after the win. “From where I sat in the car at the start/finish line, I could see where I sat as a kid growing up and just wanting to race here. Not even wanting to win, just wanting to race. It’s just awesome. When I open that program, it’ll just be my name.”

Brown won again Saturday, winning the NASCAR Hall of Fame 100 to make his win total 75.

To celebrate Brown’s record, MWR held a luncheon at its shop in Cornelius, N.C. on Tuesday.