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JGR suspends two Martin Truex Jr. pit crew members for three races

LONG POND, Pa. - Joe Gibbs Racing has suspended two Martin Truex Jr. pit crew members for three weeks for their confrontation with Kyle Busch crew chief Adam Stevens following the Busch-Truex wreck Sunday at Indianapolis.

JGR, which provides the pit crew for Furniture Row Racing as part of their alliance, suspended rear tire changer Lee Cunningham and front tire changer Chris Taylor for three races.

Busch and Truex crashed while battling for the lead with 50 laps remaining in the Brickyard 400. The teams were pitted next to each other, and, video aired by FS1 showed as Stevens walked by the Truex pit, rear tire changer Lee Cunningham started clapping his hands yelling, "Tell Kyle, way to go."

Stevens entered the Truex pit and got into a heated shouting match with Cunningham. Front tire changer Chris Taylor came over, separated Stevens and Cunningham and gave Stevens a little bit of a shove.

"I don't care who you are ... I don't give a [expletive] who you are, get out of my box," Cunningham said.

Stevens was not disciplined.

Kip Wolfmeier and John Royer will replace Taylor and Cunningham on pit road for Truex, who leads the NASCAR point standings. Busch, winlsess this year, is fourth in the standings.

"Our No. 78 pit crew is hired, trained and managed by Joe Gibbs Racing," Furniture Row Racing team owner Barney Visser said in a statement. "They are one of the best pit crews on the circuit and have kept us up front all season.

"We admire the talent and dedication of our pit crew and support all of the decisions and actions taken by Joe Gibbs Racing."

FS1 first reported the suspensions.