NASCAR Crewman Suspended Indefinitely for Substance Abuse

By Brent McCluskey 12/26/14

After violating NASCAR's drug policy for the second time, a crewman is ousted.

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NASCAR crewman Marshal Faust was forced to hit the road after violating the organization’s Substance Abuse Policy. 

Faust was formerly a crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and was responsible for changing out the rear tires on Red Horse Racing’s No. 17 stock car. Faust also worked as a shop mechanic, but when NASCAR discovered he was abusing drugs they suspended him indefinitely. 

Faust was cited for his substance abuse violation on Dec. 17, 2013, but it wasn't until last week that NASCAR made an official announcement on the matter. NASCAR representatives said Faust violated Section 12-1, which pertains to actions that are detrimental to stock car racing, and Section 19, which lays out the organization’s Substance Abuse Policy. 

Although Faust was previously suspended for his drug abuse, he was reinstated after completing NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program. However, he has now been permanently released from the racing organization. 

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