National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook has upheld the penalty for the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, with two revisions. Crewchief Shane Wilson’s fine was reduced from $150,000 to $100,000, and Wilson and car chief Chad Haney’s suspensions were lowered from six races to four. Both remain suspended from NASCAR until Nov. 3 and are on probation until Dec. 31.
The loss of 150 championship owner and driver points was left intact.
Middlebrook said, “After reviewing all the data, presentation and factors involved, I am ruling NASCAR was correct in its decision to levy penalties. I believe that the revisions that have been made to the penalties are consistent and fair to both parties involved.”