UPDATE 2 (9-13-2022): The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of an L2 penalty issued on Aug. 30, 2022 to driver Jeremy Clements, team owner Tony Clements and crew chief Mark Setzer in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
The penalty concerns the following section in the 2022 NASCAR Rule Book: Section 14.6.12.K&U Intake Manifold. The penalties issued were the loss of 75 championship driver and owner points, 10 championship Playoff points and a $60,000 fine to the crew chief.
Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:
- That the Appellants did not violate the Rule(s) set forth in the Penalty Notice.
- That the Panel rescinds the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR.
The Appeals Panel members for this hearing:
- Mr. Tom DeLoach
- Mr. Richard Gore
- Mr. Dixon Johnston
The Appellants have the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with the NASCAR Rule Book.
— National Motorsports Appeals Panel —
— Jeremy Clements (@JClements51) September 13, 2022
UPDATE: Jeremy Clements announced Wednesday morning that the team will appeal the penalty.
— Jeremy Clements (@JClements51) August 31, 2022
ORIGINAL POST 8-30-2022:
Daytona No. 51 L2 Sections 14.6.12K&U: Intake Manifold
Notes: All L2 Penalties found after Post-Race inspection is completed will result in a Penalty(ies) based off the minimum Penalty options and the Race finishing position will not count towards eligibility for the Playoffs, advancement in the Playoffs, eligibility for non-Points Events, and tie breakers.
Crew chief (Mark Setzer) has been fined $60,000.
Team has been assessed with the loss of 75 owner points, 75 driver points and 10 NASCAR Playoff points.
— NASCAR —23-nxs-2022-penalty