Penske Statement on NASCAR Appeal
April 12, 2017 | 4:39 P.M. EST
"While we are disappointed in today's results, we plan to immediately request a final appeal hearing as outlined in the NASCAR rulebook." (Photo: Getty Images)
The National Motorsports Appeal Panel upheld the penalties Wednesday against Team Penske's No. 2 Ford team for failing technical inspection after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 500 on March 19 at Phoenix Raceway.
"While we are disappointed in today's results, we plan to immediately request a final appeal hearing as outlined in the NASCAR rulebook. While the appeals process runs its course, we will continue to move forward and our focus will remain on getting prepared for the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway."
The team was fined $65,000, docked 35 points and crew chief Paul Wolfe was suspended for three races. Wolfe sat out the race at Auto Club Speedway, but returned to the pit box at Martinsville Speedway when the team decided to appeal the penalty.