Atlanta: Crew member suspended, crew chief on probation

Crew Member Jimmy Watts Suspended Four Races For Rule Violations At Atlanta Motor Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 10, 2009) -- Jimmy Watts, a crew member for the No. 47 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been suspended from the next...

Crew Member Jimmy Watts Suspended Four Races For Rule Violations At Atlanta Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 10, 2009) -- Jimmy Watts, a crew member for the No. 47 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been suspended from the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events (until April 22) for rule violations during last Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Watts was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 9-15-U (crew members must not go on the race track for any reason while the cars are racing or while the cars are running under the yellow flag or the red flag, unless otherwise directed to do so by a NASCAR official). Watts has also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

In addition, Frank Kerr, crew chief for the No. 47, has been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Sections 12-1 and 9-4-A (crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of the team).

-credit: nascar

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