Four-race suspension ends for Watts

4/26/2009 - NASCAR

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- The crew member who chased a tire across pit road has returned from a four-race suspension and is in the pits at Talladega Superspeedway.

Jimmy Watts returned on Sunday as the gas man on Marcos Ambrose's crew. He is still on probation through the end of the year. Watts chased a rolling tire across pit road and into the infield grass when it got away from Ambrose's stall at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He put on his apron required of all gas men and went to work shortly before the green flag dropped at Talladega.

NASCAR had suspended Watts under a rule that prohibits crew members from going onto the racetrack while cars are racing or while cars are running under yellow or red flags.