Todd Parrott suspended indefinitely, substance abuse

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  1. 88 17 6 fan

    88 17 6 fan Well-Known Member

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    Todd Parrott, a crew member in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy.



    On Oct. 17, 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.

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  2. MrDude68

    MrDude68 Active Member

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    You're kidding...

    Well, that was unexpected. Travis Kvapil arrested for domestic violence, and now Todd Parrott suspended indefinitely for substance abuse?? I hope this is the last of the weird news.
     
  3. Tetronix

    Tetronix WINNNNNNDOOOOOOOOGE! EEEEIGHTTTTTTTT!

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    Holy crap. I wouldn't have expected this! Wow. This is crazy.
     
  4. 88 17 6 fan

    88 17 6 fan Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE: Upon notification today that employee Todd Parrott had violated NASCAR's Substance Abuse Policy, Richard Petty Motorsports fully supports his indefinite suspension from NASCAR. Sammy Johns, Vice President of Operations and Competition, will handle crew chief duties on the #43 Ford this weekend at Talladega.

    He will also handle these duties on an interim basis until further notice.
    "We have an expectation of all RPM employees to conduct themselves at the highest level of professionalism and within the competitive confines as set forth by NASCAR," said Johns. "We are very disappointed that one of our employees did not meet our expectations and we completely support NASCAR, their policies and final decisions when it comes to the substance abuse policy."
     
  5. Tetronix

    Tetronix WINNNNNNDOOOOOOOOGE! EEEEIGHTTTTTTTT!

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    I wonder how he'll do, because it's 'Dega, and anything can happen. No matter what, it'll definitely be a challenge for him.
     
  6. nascarfan9

    nascarfan9 SRD's Resident Future Meteorologist

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    What???? :ehh:

    Never would've expected that one. Boy, 2013's been one wacky season...


    Anyone wanna start a pot for the next weird news story from the NASCAR world?
     
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  7. Tetronix

    Tetronix WINNNNNNDOOOOOOOOGE! EEEEIGHTTTTTTTT!

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    Nah, I'm out on the pot. :p
     
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    Cody Ficker @ApocApollo Banned

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    What this season has lacked on track, it's made up in off-track headlines.
     
  9. 4WideRacing

    4WideRacing Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's too bad. Hopefully he will take the road to recovery and get back on track.
     
  10. nascarfreak88

    nascarfreak88 Sarcasmo the Great

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    Good, if you had pot, you'd be suspended indefinitely XD

    Jesus, this news gets wilder and wilder. Never in a million years would I have thought it would be Todd Parrott. That guy was awesome with Dale Jarrett.
     
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  11. Hendrick4life

    Hendrick4life 284 Wins | 15 Championships

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    This is unexpected for sure. I am...Man, this is something.
     
  12. KahneRacing945

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    man there has been so much weird news this year and this adds to it
     
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    Danica wins?
     
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    Alonso2005 Daaaaaaaaaaaamn

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    Jeff Green finish a Race on the lead lap?
     
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    88 17 6 fan Well-Known Member

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    Sam Hornish shaves his Menardburns?
     
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  16. MattSRD28

    MattSRD28 SRD Pick'em Series Commissioner Staff Member

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    Stupid. So stupid. You have everything in life and you need drugs? Moron...
     
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  17. dadoorun

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    I'm just not sure that someone with a "perfect" life would use drugs... If he did, he certainly got some reasons...

    From a drug/sport policy, he has to be suspended. Nothing to say about that. Drugs has nothing to do in any sport or public entertainment.
    But I guess that if he used drugs, that's certainly he does not "have everything"... On my side, I do not judge him for that. You never know what's in mind of someone else... nor his private issues.
     
  18. celticfang

    celticfang Waffle addict

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    I sleep through the intersting/sarcastic remarks.

    Though 'drugs' doesn't just mean the hard stuff, it could mean anything that's classed as a drug, don't immediately leap to the idea he was shooting up or rolling a joint in the pits (That's something I'd expect from the #18 crew having to deal with Kyle all day...I'm joking). It's like saying somebody was suspended for having alcohol on their breath and assuming they went out to a bar and got drunk, it could be as little as one or two drinks in that instance (NHRA found that out with a racer suspended after a few drinks with a meal).

    Drugs is a catch-all term too, remember last year with AJ and people speculating what he did after being busted for drugs? There was a ton of speculation over what drugs and what he'd done.

    Then there's Mayfield, pretty much the poster for how to screw your life up. I doubt Todd's that bad or as good at hiding it as JM was.
     
  19. 4WideRacing

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    Everything in life? How so? Just because he made it to the top level of Nascar as a crew chief?
     
  20. The Captain

    The Captain Well-Known Member

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    Do you know Todd Parrott's personal situation?
     

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