DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR officials announced the perpetual ban on three National Series team members on Friday.
Johnny Roten, Crew Chief No. 13 Motorsports Business Management Toyota in the NASCAR Cup Series, suspended for violating Section 4.1 under NASCAR’s Drug Abuse Policy and NASCAR Member Code of Conduct; 188.8.131.52; 4.3; 4.4 and 4.4.e of the NASCAR rules.
Roten headed the pit lane in 14 cup races with five different drivers in 2021. David Starr (six) and Timmy Hill (five) made most of these starts.
John Byrd, transport driver for # 38 Ford Front Row Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series, and Austin Zivich, chief executive of Ford # 78 for BJ McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, were charged with behavioral violations under NASCAR. suspended code of conduct for members of sections 4.3; 4.4; 4.4.e of the NASCAR rules and regulations and are suspended indefinitely.
According to a report in the Lenoir (NC) News-Topic, Byrd was arrested on November 22nd after a witness saw him having lustful sex with a child under the age of 13. The incident allegedly took place on November 21, is currently in the Caldwell County Jail under $ 75,000 secured bond and is charged with the crime of child abuse – sexual act.
Zivich is on a December 13 trial in Iredell County on charges of sexual exploitation of a third degree minor. He is also on trial in Iredell County on December 17 after being charged with indecent exposure of a misdemeanor.