NASCAR Reinstates Ty Norris

NASCAR has reinstated Ty Norris, executive vice president at Michael Waltrip Racing after suspending him for his actions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway in September.

Norris, serving as Brian Vickers’ spotter, told Vickers to pit in the final laps as part of a ploy to help Martin Truex Jr. make the Chase.

NASCAR cited that radio conversation as evidence in penalizing Michael Waltrip Racing, leading to Truex missing the Chase, MWR being fined $300,000 and Norris’ indefinite suspension.

Norris remains on indefinite probation.

“I appreciate NASCAR’s action today and respect their position,’’ Norris said in a statement from the team. “I am focused forward and dedicated to the success of Michael Waltrip Racing and the continued growth of a sport that has been my home for the past 24 years.”

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NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup

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