The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld a behavioral penalty Wednesday that was originally issued July 14 to team owner Tony Clements, relative to the No. 51 NASCAR Xfinity Series team at Kentucky Speedway.
The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2020 NASCAR Rule Book: Sections 12.8.1.b Member Conduct Guidelines and 7.7.2.j Team Event Roster Guidelines. Clements, head of the family-owned No. 51 Jeremy Clements Racing team, was fined $10,000 for what the official penalty report classified as “non-compliance with essential personnel/team event roster rules.”
Upon hearing the testimony, a three-person National Motorsports Appeals Panel ruled Clements violated the rules stated in the penalty notice and upheld the original penalty assessed by NASCAR.
Clements has 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.
Wednesday’s panel consisted of the following three individuals:
— Mr. Tom DeLoach
— Mr. David Hall
— Ms. Kelly Housby