NASCAR Cup: one crewman suspended, another reinstated
By AMANDA VINCENT
On Tuesday, NASCAR released what was probably its final penalty report of the year. The report listed one indefinite suspension and a reinstatement.
Ryan D. Hess, who worked with BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, was indefinitely suspended for a violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. Hess also was suspended for a failed drug test in 2012. He was reinstated from that suspension later the same year after completing NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program.
Meanwhile, NASCAR has reinstated Michael Casto. Casto, previously a crew member on Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 4 team in the Sprint Cup Series, was indefinitely suspended in August because of a violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. He has since completed NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program.