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NASCAR appeals panel upholds penalty to Jeremy Clements Racing

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of a behavior penalty issued on July 14 to Anthony Clements, relative to the No. 51 NASCAR Xfinity Series team at Kentucky Speedway.

The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2020 NASCAR Rule Book: Sections 12.8.1.b Member Conduct Guidelines and 7.7.2.j Team Event Roster Guidelines.

The original penalty assessed: Clements was fined $10,000.

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

  1. The Appellants violated the Rules set forth in the Penalty Notice.
  2. The Panel affirms and upholds the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR.

The panel consisted of the following three individuals:

– Mr. Tom DeLoach

– Mr. David Hall

– Ms. Kelly Housby

The Appellant has the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book.


Section 12.8.1.b of the NASCAR Rule Book states:

Member actions that could result in a $5,000-$25,000 fine:

  • Disparaging the sport and/or NASCAR’s leadership.
  • Verbal abuse of a NASCAR Official, media members, fans, etc.
  • Intentionally damaging another vehicle under yellow or red flag conditions or on pit road with no one around.
  • Failure to complete at-track media obligations as outlined in the applicable Driver and Team Owner agreements.
  • Failure to comply with NASCAR’s COVID-19 Event Protocol Guidelines and/or instructions from NASCAR including screenings, social distancing, compartmentalization, and use of required personal protective equipment, etc.