Appeal decision statement re: Charles Wilson

NATIONAL STOCK CAR RACING COMMISSION STATEMENT: On March 4, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Charles Wilson. The appeal concerned a penalty issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on...

NATIONAL STOCK CAR RACING COMMISSION STATEMENT:

On March 4, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Charles Wilson. The appeal concerned a penalty issued by NASCAR following post-qualifying inspection on February 15, 2008 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona International Speedway during which Mr. Wilson was the crew chief of record for the Kevin Harvick, Inc. #77 car.

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 20A-8.4C: "The oil reservoir tank cover was not fastened securely."

The penalty assessed against Mr. Wilson was:

* $15,000.00 fine; suspension from NASCAR for the next six (6) NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship Events; suspension from NASCAR until April 9, 2008 (not including testing), and probation until December 31, 2008.

Separate penalties were also assessed against the car owner and driver in this matter, but those penalties were not appealed.

During the appeal, the rules violations were not contested.

After considering the testimony presented during the hearing, it is the decision of the National Stock Car Racing Commission by a majority vote to amend the original penalty assessed against Mr. Wilson by NASCAR as follows:

* $5,000.00 fine; suspension from NASCAR for the next four (4) NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship Events from this date; suspension from NASCAR until April 9, 2008 (not including testing), and probation until December 31, 2008.

The Appellant has the right under Section 15 of the Rule Book to appeal this decision to the National Stock Car Racing Commissioner.

Leo Mehl
Kevin Whitaker
George Silbermann, Chairman

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick