The National Motorsports Panel of Appeals heard Hendrick Motorsports’ appeal and amended the penalty given to William Byron following his on-track actions at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR announced Oct. 6.
Byron was originally fined $50,000 and docked 25 driver and owner points for aggressive driving at Texas, after he retaliated on Denny Hamlin for an earlier incident by spinning him out under caution.
Following Byron’s appeal, the members of the Appeals board for the hearing — Hunter Nickell, Dale Pinilis, and Kevin Whitaker — determined that he will not lose the 25 driver and owner points, but the fine has increased to $100,000 for the altercation.
The reinstatement of his points vaults him from 10th in the playoff standings, 11 below the cut line, to seventh, 14 points to the good. This now puts Daniel Suarez on the bubble, 12 points above both Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe, who were previously tied at the cut line.Share this article