RFR will not appeal on No 99 penalty

NO APPEAL FOR ROUSH FENWAY RACING Inadvertent Mistake Not Adequate Grounds For Appeal March 12, 2008 (Concord N.C.) - Roush Fenway Racing announced today that it will not appeal the penalties imposed by NASCAR following its post-race inspection...

NO APPEAL FOR ROUSH FENWAY RACING
Inadvertent Mistake Not Adequate Grounds For Appeal

March 12, 2008 (Concord N.C.) - Roush Fenway Racing announced today that it will not appeal the penalties imposed by NASCAR following its post-race inspection of the No. 99 car at Las Vegas.

"We have conducted a thorough internal investigation and have found no evidence whatsoever that anyone intended for the bolt/nut fastener to fail to secure the lid for the entire race," said Jack Roush, team owner. "We have subsequently added protective measures to insure that the lid will remain fastened even if a failure of this type should again occur."

Geoff Smith, president of Roush Fenway Racing said, "We realize in the NASCAR system of penalty administration that simple negligence, by itself, is never sufficient grounds to overturn or reduce a penalty. Consequently, no appeal will be made of the penalties assessed by NASCAR."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jack Roush
Teams Roush Fenway Racing