The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of an L1-level penalty issued on Sept. 26 to Kevin Manion (crew chief), Kyle Busch (owner) and Todd Gilliland (driver), relative to the No. 51 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The penalty concerns the following section in the 2017 NASCAR Rule Book: Section 126.96.36.199 Rear Brake Cooling Assembly.
The original penalty assessed: Manion was fined $5,000 and suspended from one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Event; Kyle Busch Motorsports was assessed with the loss of 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points; Gilliland was assessed with the loss of 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points; and the race finish was encumbered.
Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:
1. The Appellants violated the Rules set forth in the Penalty Notice.
2. The Panel affirms and upholds the original Penalties assessed by NASCAR.
The panel consisted of the following three individuals:
– Mr. Dixon Johnston
– Mr. Bill Mullis
– Mr. Buddy Parrott
The Appellants have the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book.