NASCAR reinstates Todd Parrott

Todd Parrott was reinstated by NASCAR Tuesday. (Getty Images)


Todd Parrott was reinstated by NASCAR Tuesday. (Getty Images)
Todd Parrott was reinstated by NASCAR Tuesday. (Getty Images)

NASCAR said it has reinstated former crew chief Todd Parrott. NASCAR issued a press release Tuesday indicating Parrott had successfully completed NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program.

Parrott was indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on Oct. 17, for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. At the time Parrot was crew chief for the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. According to NASCAR Parrott was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book.

Parrott has a long history in NASCAR. He was the championship crew chief of the #88 with Dale Jarrett in 1999. Parrott is the third most winning active crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 31 career victories as of 2013. He joined RPM in 2011 as crew chief for Marcos Ambrose. He was shifted to his current position as crew chief for driver Aric Almirola in September of last year. This season with Almirola, the team’s best finish was a fifth at Loudon in July of 2013. MORE>>>

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