Two crew members for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing were arrested during a drug bust in Huntersville, N.C., Sporting News reported. Trevor Lysne and Jerome Frey were charged with trafficking marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Lynse was also charged with maintaining a dwelling to distribute marijuana.
Lynse was a front tire changer with EGR’s No. 42 while Frey was a mechanic with the team.
Following the news of the arrest, EGR fired the two men. EGR co-owner Chip Ganassi released a statement in which he said:
I am extremely disappointed with the news that we received about two of our crew members.We have a zero tolerance policy in this organization and effective immediately both individuals’ employment has been terminated.
NASCAR, meanwhile, indefinitely suspended the two men for violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the substance abuse policy) of the NASCAR rule book.