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FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 27: Todd Gilliland, driver of the #38 Frontline Enterprises Inc. Ford, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 27, 2022 in Fontana, California. (Photo from Front Row Motorsports' Facebook page)

UPDATE: Kaulig Racing, Front Row Motorsports Lose Penalty Appeals

Update (3-17-2022): Front Row Motorsports respects and accepts the decision by the National Motorsports Appeals Panel regarding the penalty to our No. 38 Ford Mustang at the Auto Club Speedway.

The team will move forward this weekend with Troy Raker, team engineer, serving as crew chief for the next four events.

The team will also make the required changes to its pit crew members.

— Front Row Motorsports —

Original Post (3-16-2022):Two different National Motorsports Appeals Panels upheld penalties Wednesday against Kaulig Racing’s No. 31 team and Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 for their respective safety violations in early-season races.

For Kaulig Racing, crew chief Trent Owens and crew members Jacob Nelson (tire changer) and Marshall McFadden (jackman) had appealed the penalty after the No. 31 Chevrolet lost a wheel during the season-opening Daytona 500. The three-member panel denied that appeal, deciding that the three violated Section 10.5.2.6 (Safety Penalties and Penalty Options) in the NASCAR Rule Book and affirming the original penalty.

For Front Row Motorsports, crew chief Seth Barbour and crew members Jourdan Osinskie and Tanner Andrews had appealed the penalty after the No. 38 Ford lost a wheel at Auto Club Speedway. A separate three-member panel denied that appeal, deciding that the three violated Section 10.5.2.6 (Safety Penalties and Penalty Options) in the NASCAR Rule Book and affirming the original penalty.

NASCAR.com