NASCAR rules on McGlynn Motorsports appeal

NASCAR Statement on McGlynn Motorsports appeal On May 2, 2006, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the Appeal of McGlynn Motorsports. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following inspection on April...

NASCAR Statement on McGlynn Motorsports appeal

On May 2, 2006, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the Appeal of McGlynn Motorsports. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following inspection on April 7, 2006 for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event at Texas Motor Speedway.

The infractions concerned Section 12-4-A of the NASCAR Rule Book "Actions detrimental to stock car racing"; Section 12-4-Q "Any determination by NASCAR Officials that the car, car parts, components, and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules; and Section 20-5.9G(1) "External modifications to the intake manifold will not be permitted unless approved by the Series Director."

The penalties assessed were:

* Loss of 25 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Championship Car Owner Points for owner Raynard McGlynn.

* Loss of 25 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Championship Driver Points for driver Derrike Cope.

* $50,000.00 fine for crew chief Domenick Turse.

The Appellants acknowledged that the intake modifications violated the rules, but appealed the severity of the penalties.

The Commission found that the penalties assessed are consistent with penalties for similar infractions of an overt nature in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

Therefore it is the unanimous decision of the National Stock Car Racing Commission to uphold the original penalties assessed by NASCAR. The Appellants have the right under Section 15 of the Rule Book to appeal this decision to the National Stock Car Racing Commissioner.

Terry Eames
Humpy Wheeler
George Silbermann, Chairman

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Derrike Cope