BUSCH: NASCAR Commissioner statement on RYR/Leicht appeal

NATIONAL STOCK CAR RACING COMMISSION STATEMENT: The National Stock Car Racing Commissioner, Charles Strang, has advised the National Stock Car Racing Commission of the following: As the final appellate authority within NASCAR, the Commissioner...

NATIONAL STOCK CAR RACING COMMISSION STATEMENT:

The National Stock Car Racing Commissioner, Charles Strang, has advised the National Stock Car Racing Commission of the following:

As the final appellate authority within NASCAR, the Commissioner held an appeal hearing on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 concerning penalties imposed following the inspection of the shock absorbers on NASCAR Busch Series car No. 90 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on August 4, 2007.

The National Stock Car Racing Commission (the first level of appeal) had previously reduced the original penalties imposed by NASCAR following a hearing it had conducted on September 18, 2007. The Appellants elected to further appeal that decision to the National Commissioner as provided for in Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book.

Subsequent to this second-level, final appeal hearing, Mr. Strang found that "the results of the inspection process are not adequate to prove culpability on the part of the appellant or his associates."

Mr. Strang therefore ordered that:

* The 25 NASCAR Busch Series Championship Car Owner Points shall be restored to car owner Robert Yates.

* The 25 NASCAR Busch Series Championship Driver Points shall be restored to driver Stephen Leicht.

* The $5,000 fine for crew chief Charles Barraclough shall be eliminated.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Robert Yates , Stephen Leicht