NASCAR’s new drug testing net has caught another suspect.
Mark Norman, who worked for the No. 09 team of RAB Racing on the Nationwide Series, faces an indefinite suspension for violating the sport’s substance abuse policy.
The release does not say what substance Norman tested positive for, but did say he failed the test August 21. For those with short memories, that was the night of the Nationwide Series race in Bristol. John Wes Towley drove the No. 09 that night and finished 33rd.
The Co-Owner and General Manager of RAB Racing is Robert A. Benton. The team statement is pretty stern about the situation and person sitting in the middle of it.
"RAB Racing stringently adheres to a zero tolerance policy concerning drug abuse. The licensee in question has been released and replaced moving forward for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy and our company stands behind the actions taken by NASCAR in regards to this matter. Obviously, it is a very unfortunate situation for all parties involved, but we strongly support NASCAR’s continued efforts to promote a safe work environment."
The RAB Racing website lists Norman as a Tire Specialist and Mechanic. According to the Associated Press, he is the seventh crew member to face suspension under the new testing policy. Jeremy Mayfield is the only driver suspended under that policy and the only person fighting his suspension in court.