NASCAR suspends crew member for substance abuse

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (AP) - NASCAR has suspended a crew member for a Trucks Series team for violating its substance abuse policy.

Michael McLaughlin, a licensed crew member for the No. 23 team in the Truck Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.

McLaughlin also was found on Tuesday to have committed actions detrimental to stock car racing.

In a statement, Joe Denette Motorsports says it stringently adheres to a zero tolerance policy concerning substance abuse. JDM has released McLaughlin and stands behind the actions taken by NASCAR.

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