Appeals Panel ruling on L1 penalty from WWT Raceway

Erik Jones was hit with a heavy penalty after the NASCAR Cup Series race at WWT Raceway

After the race at WWT Raceway, NASCAR issued a hefty penalty. The penalty came following the NASCAR R&D Inspection of the No. 43 car for Legacy Motor Club.

Section 14.1.C&D Overall Assembled Vehicle Rules and 14.1.2.B Engineering Change Log.

The team was docked 60 championship points and 5 playoff points. Additionally, the crew chief was fined $75,000 and suspended for two races.

Erik Jones handed L1 penalty after WWT Raceway; Team statement

Appeal Ruling

Legacy Motor Club elected to appeal the penalty. On Wednesday, their appeal was heard with the following results.

Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:

-That the Appellant violated the Rule(s) set forth in the Penalty Notice.

-That the Panel affirms and upholds the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR.

In reaching the above decision, the panel provided the following explanation: “

The penalty was consistent with previously assessed penalties for similar situations. The rule book is clear that teams are not allowed to modify single-source parts, and therefore the penalty was upheld.”

The Appeals Panel members for this hearing:

-Mr. Chuck Deery

-Mr. Dixon Johnston

-Ms. Cathy Rice

The team has an option to appeal the ruling to the Final Appeals Officer.


Erik Jones | Legacy Motor Club | WWT Raceway | NASCAR