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Frank Earnhardt reinstated by NASCAR after suspension for substance abuse

NEWTON, IA - MAY 16: A view of the Xfinity Series hauler in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 16, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NEWTON, IA - MAY 16: A view of the Xfinity Series hauler in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 16, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NASCAR has reinstated Frank W. Earnhardt, a former crew member in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, upon his successful completion of NASCAR's Road to Recovery Program.

On May 14, 2013, Earnhardt was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the NASCAR Rule Book.

Earnhardt served as crew chief for driver Morgan Shepherd in the XFINITY Series for one race in 2011. Earnhardt, who is not known to be a member of the extended Earnhardt family, was serving as a crew member on an unidentified team in the series when he was suspended for failing a random drug test in May of 2013.

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