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FRM Appealing Pocono Penalty

Front Row Motorsports is appealing its Pocono Raceway penalty in the NASCAR Cup Series, the team announced July 27.

After last weekend’s race at Pocono, the team’s No. 34, driven by Michael McDowell, received an L2 penalty for an improperly modified part.

The team was docked 100 driver and owner points, fined $100,000 and crew chief Blake Harris was suspended for four races.

“Front Row Motorsports continues to assess the penalties levied against the No. 34 NASCAR Cup Series team and the circumstances leading to the issues with the team’s car after the event in Pocono this past weekend,” the team said via a statement. “FRM has initiated the appeal process with NASCAR and will have no further comment until after the process has reached a conclusion.”

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Michael McDowell Hit With L2 Penalty, Docked 100 Points

While the penalties are under appeal, Blake Harris will be atop the pit box for the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course this weekend.

McDowell has one top five and eight top 10s in 2022, his best finish a third-place run at Sonoma Raceway.

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DoninAjax

Unless they get help from Reverend Joe or Mr. H it is irreversible. A snowball in Hell has a better chance.

Old Fan

Are you sure there isn’t a former Ford executive on the appeals board? Sure helped when there was a former GM executive there when Mr. H made his appeals.

DoninAjax

I don’t think NA$CAR would allow a Ford executive on the appeals board for a Ford appeal. It would look bad to Mr. H and Reverend Joe and they might ask questions.

Echo

Hey, bubba is getting 250-1 odds at Indy. If I believe they will try to give him a win somehow before the playoffs, then I like the odds. But it’s a road course.

Pat S

I suppose you’ll never kno whow egregious the offense was.. I read somewhere it was too much body filler in the seams of the body. Suppose it depends if it changed the shape of the body or not.

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