Gibbs appeal results in less-severe fine for Chicago-winning No. 54

Joe Gibbs Racing received a bit of financial relief with the National Motorsports Appeal Panel on Wednesday.

Initially, team owner J.D. Gibbs was fined $12,500 and 10 championship car owner points after the No. 54 Toyota Camry failed inspection following the Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 19.

Kyle Busch won the race but afterward officials deemed the car was low on all four corners.

After hearing the appeal of the P2 penalty, the NMAP consisting of Cathy Rice, Lake Speed and Kevin Whitaker, amended the fine to crew chief Chris Gayle to $8,500 “due to a part failure” on Busch’s car.

According to Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book, the appellants (Gibbs and Gayle) have the right to appeal the NMAP’s decision to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer.

The Appellants have the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book. JGR told Motorsport.com on Wednesday they will not appeal.

The No. 54 JGR team is currently third in NXS owner points. The team trails the No. 22 Team Penske Ford by 87 points.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Article type Breaking news