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March 9, 2022

National Motorsports Appeals Panel upholds penalty for Zane Smith at Las Vegas

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The National Motorsports Appeals panel upheld a penalty issued to the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford driven by Zane Smith after Friday night’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Smith originally finished in second place but was relegated to a last-place finish after post-race inspection revealed that the truck did not conform to NASCAR Rule Book specifications per the following rules: 14.16.1: Wheel Assembly 1-4 Lug Nuts.

The panelists for the hearing were: Mr. Dixon Johnston, Ms. Cathy Rice and Mr. Lake Speed. Because this is a race disqualification appeal, the decision of the panelists is final and there is no ability for Front Row Motorsports to appeal the decision to the Final Appeals Office.

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