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.
— NASCAR —
Tough pill to swallow for my team. From a supply issue of legal lug nuts that will get you a DQ after coming from the back twice to finish 2nd and not getting any credit for it sucks. Nothing will feel better than getting a win @amsupdates next week. Focusing forward 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/roTzcdgnwU
— Zane Smith (@zanesmith77) March 9, 2022