On Dec. 3, 2012, the Chief Appellate Officer heard and considered the appeal of the penalties of the No. 57 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team.
The penalties concern Sections 12-1: (Actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J: (Any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules detailed in Section 20B of the NASCAR Rule Book, or has not been approved by NASCAR prior to the event); and 20B-2.3A (Any weight added to the truck must be bolted inside the body shell in an approved weight container and in a position acceptable to NASCAR officials – improperly attached weight to the truck bed cover) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book.
The penalties stemmed from a failed opening-day inspection in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Talladega Superspeedway on Thursday, Oct. 4.
The results of the appeal hearing were as follows:
- Upholding the NASCAR probation of crew chief Ted Walters until Dec. 31
- Reducing the fine of crew chief Ted Walters from $5,000 to $1,000
John Middlebrook – Chief Appellate Officer