(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Hendrick Motorsports Withdraws Appeal of No. 9 Penalties from ISM Raceway

Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday (March 19) it has withdrawn its appeal of the penalties handed out to the No. 9 team after last weekend’s race at the ISM Raceway.

The No. 9 team driven by Chase Elliott violated section 20.14.2 of the rule book, which involves rear suspension and trailing arm angles/pinion angle shims.

According to the penalty report, “truck trailing arm spacer/pinion angle shim surfaces must be in complete contact at all points, at all times. Failure to adhere to that can create additional sideforce and is a violation.”

NASCAR fined crew chief Alan Gustafson $50,000, suspended car chief Josh Kirk two races and also docked Elliott 25 driver points and the team 25 owner points.

Elliott’s third-place finish will not count towards any tiebreakers as well.

Car chief Josh Kirk will be back on duty at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Support Frontstretch on Patreon

About Brandon Hauff

Brandon Hauff
Brandon is a 22-year-old from NY and has been a passionate follower of motorsports for 14 years now. He recently graduated from Molloy College on Long Island with a BA in Communications. Working within NASCAR has been a dream for Brandon for a while, and he hopes to be able to live out the dream in the very near future.

Check Also

David Ragan Entering Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing

In his first act post-retirement from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition, David Ragan is returning …

One comment

  1. Avatar

    I guess it’s a sign of the times when Mr. H can’t “find” anyone to reverse the penalty. Is it a changing of the guard?