JR Motorsports and the No. 9 team of Noah Gragson will appeal the penalty NASCAR levied against them after Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway, as confirmed by the team on Monday.
During post-race inspection, Gragson’s No. 9 Chevrolet was found to be in violation of Rule 20.14.c in the NASCAR Rule Book, which states: “All suspension mounts and mounting hardware must not allow movement or realignment of any suspension and/or drivetrain component beyond normal rotation or suspension and/or drivetrain travel.”
Gragson’s fourth-place finish was disqualified, and Gragson lost the $100,000 bonus that would have gone along with that for being the highest-finishing Dash 4 Cash-eligible driver. That award instead went to AJ Allmendinger, who was the next-highest finishing Dash 4 Cash driver. The penalty also stripped Gragson of the ability to compete for the Dash 4 Cash prize next weekend at Dover International Speedway.