McGill Motorsports to Appeal Penalties McGill Motorsports owners John and Nancy McGill announced today that they will formally appeal the penalties levied against the team for the use of unapproved shock absorbers at Gateway International...
McGill Motorsports to Appeal Penalties
McGill Motorsports owners John and Nancy McGill announced today that they will formally appeal the penalties levied against the team for the use of unapproved shock absorbers at Gateway International Raceway on July 29th.
"We're disappointed with the decision and we feel that the penalties do not match the severity of the infraction. It is our feeling that the penalties are not consistent with similar infractions that have been issued this year," explained John McGill.
"McGill Motorsports does not have a shock specialist on its staff," McGill continued. "We have a shock absorber lease program with a third party who has a longstanding reputation within the industry and supplies products to many NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch and Truck teams. While we do not build the shocks in-house, we accept the responsibility for our suppliers and we are not disputing that the parts do not conform to the rules."
The supplier of the shocks acknowledges that the parts used were legal in both the Cup and Truck Series and was an oversight that those parts were not within the Busch Series rulebook. "The supplier of the shock absorbers is standing behind their products and will participate in the appeal," added McGill. "It is our feeling that the shocks did not give our team a competitive advantage. It is never our intention to put any unapproved parts on our race cars and our reputation to participate within the rules is one of the core values of our organization."