UPDATE: JR Motorsports won the appeal of Noah Gragson’s disqualification of Saturday’s Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway. He will be credited with a fourth-place finish and awarded the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus.
The Final Appeal Officer for this hearing was Mr. Roger Werner. As this is a Race Disqualification Appeal, pursuant to Section 14.6.f, the decision of the Panelist will be considered final and there is no ability to appeal the decision to the Final Appeals Office.
“Everyone at JR Motorsports strives to bring four fast and competitive racecars to the track each and every week and we are happy to see that the ruling was overturned,” Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports said in a statement. “The No. 9 team put together a racecar that allowed Noah to win his third Dash 4 Cash prize and compete for the sweep this weekend at Dover International Speedway.”
Original Post 5-10-2021: Following Saturday’s (May 8) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway, Noah Gragson’s No. 9 Chevrolet was disqualified. JR Motorsports will appeal NASCAR’s decision.
Gragson, who took the checkered flag in fourth, was stripped of his finishing position as well as the team’s $100,00 Dash 4 Cash bonus. NASCAR deemed the No. 9 car failed Rule 20.14.c in the Xfinity Series 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.”
After passing post-race inspection, NASCAR awarded AJ Allmendinger’s No. 16 Kaulig Racing team the $100,000 bonus, qualifying him into this week’s Dash 4 Cash race at Dover International Speedway. Gragson received last-place points at Darlington.
Following the DQ, Gragson sits 11th in Xfinity points, just 13 points above the cutline.