Penalty overturned in DGM team’s appeal for violation of testing policy

Members of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel overturned penalties Wednesday against DGM Racing, team owner Mario Gosselin and NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Alex Labbe for violation of testing policy.

Gosselin initially was fined $50,000 and docked 75 owner points while Labbe took a 75-point hit in driver points for violating Section 5.1.a. and d. in the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rule Book, which strictly prohibits private vehicle testing. The rescinded penalty moves Labbe to 16th in driver points while the No. 36 entry moves to 23rd in owner points.

Social media posts pictured Labbe driving a No. 91 Chevrolet for the Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) GT-1 class two weekends ago at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.

Wednesday’s appeal was heard by Chuck Deery, Jay Signore and Kevin Whitaker. Their ruling is final.

The Xfinity Series is set to debut on the layout Saturday.