The penalty cost the team a 4th place run and $100,000 after Darlington Raceway
On Saturday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series ran at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. The Steakhouse Elite 200 was the annual throwback race for the division.
Gragson’s 4th place won handed him the Dash 4 Cash bonus. It was his 3rd in a row.
After the race, multiple cars were taken into post-race inspection. That included the 4th place finisher of Noah Gragson.
With the finsh, he was the highest finisher of the four Dash 4 Cash drivers. That bonus money sits at $100,000.
After the race, Gragson did not pass inspection.
Rule 20.14.c: “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 was handed a DQ. The $100,000 bonus money was overturned and sent to AJ Allmendinger. Additionally, Gragson lost all points collected in stages one and two.
Beyond that, it left the team ineligible to compete in this weekend’s Dash 4 Cash bonus money at Dover International Speedway. Brandon Jones takes the spot for the Dover event.
JR Motorsports has the option to appeal the penalty. They have elected to do so.