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NASCAR reinstates MWR executive Norris

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR reinstated Michael Waltrip Racing executive Ty Norris on Thursday, though he remains on indefinite probation.

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Norris was suspended indefinitely in September after the race team was caught trying to manipulate the finish of a Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. Norris was heard on radio ordering driver Brian Vickers to pit to help teammate Martin Truex Jr.'s finishing position.

The fallout from the scandal: Truex lost his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, MWR was fined $300,000 and sponsor NAPA left the organization. The team also was forced to lay off 15 percent of its workforce, and Norris was demoted from general manager to executive director for business development.

Norris no longer spots in a NASCAR national series. Also, MWR downsized from three full-time teams to two, and Truex left for Furniture Row Racing.

''I appreciate NASCAR's action today and respect their position,'' Norris said in a statement. ''I am focused forward and dedicated to the success of Michael Waltrip Racing and the continued growth of a sport that has been my home for the past 24 years.''

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