Thursday, November 08, 2012

Crew Chief Suspended After Substance Abuse Violation

Charles J. Henry, crew chief for the No. 38 truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.

On Nov. 7, Henry was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19-4A (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2012 NASCAR rule book.


  1. What did he take?

    Maybe these sanctioning bodies need to reexamine what is considered a substance that warrants suspending a participant.

  2. Oh my goodness, what next, give the guy a break for heaven's sake. I watched that new firemen's show last night and they were doing an innitiation I guess, and when the guy made it to the top of the building all out of breath, they had a cooler of beer to celebrate. How can anyone stand in such heat and not drink a beer or two, and how can they handle all that stress??? I heard that two states have legalized Marijuana, is this true and will anybody be able to smoke now? let it go and give him some peace and quiet so he can do his job, Lord knows we need more people to trust with mechanics and a whole lot less stress!!!

    1. Schreib12:59 PM

      Are you serious? NASCAR has a paramount drug policy that has worked well to ensure the safety and well being of all of those involved within the garage, track, on the track, etc. Stress is part of the job, yes, but if you are in violation of the policy, try a different stress relief method!Drivers, crews, etc. need to be safe, and not worry if the next guy is 'coping' with illegal drugs or alcohol.Talk about impairment!Good Grief!

    2. Wow! Do you really think that in real life Firemen drink while on the job? Its a script not real life someone writes it, its made up! Geezz next someone will be comparing Nascar to Wile E Coyote.

  3. Anonymous11:49 AM

    How sad.

  4. Tell you what Geraldine, you let him work on you 200 mph, 3500 lb sled and then head for a concrete wall and see how safe you feel...
    No thanks...

  5. NASCAR makes a substance abuse policy for a reason, They want everyone to be DRUG FREE . Drug free means DRUG FREE. How hard is it for some of you people to understand what drug free means. It means if it is a controlled substance( controlled substance means you are not able to go buy it off of the shelf and you do not need a prescription or its just plain illegal) you might want to ask NASCAR if you can use it or faces the punishment for not asking the question . Its just that easy.

  6. I am completely blown away by people's response to Nascar's drug policy. Really?!?!? Give him a break??? How would you feel if your child, your mother, your friend was walking through that garage and were injured or killed because someone decided their use of illegal substances was needed for stress relief???? Not to mention the fact that the man obviously needs some counseling if he is so stressed out that he has to turn to drugs to deal with it. I have no idea what the substance was or if we will ever know but no matter if it was a hit off a marijuana joint or a snort of blow this man has no business working in the garage and putting other peoples lives in danger. I truly hope he gets the help he needs.
    Look at AJ Almendinger and listen to his story now and see how he has admitted he needed help with his ability to deal with the stress that comes with this sport.
    I simply do not agree that saying someone is "Stressed" gives them the right to put myself and my family in danger. I guess if I am stressed I should go out and have some beers then drive home. If I kill someone I guess I can claim it was all due to stress relief. Amazing....

  7. Just shocked by 'some peoples' response to this. Most others understand the reason behind the policy