Penalties levied against Corey LaJoie and his No. 07 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team after Saturday's race at Greenville-Pickens (SC) Speedway have been unanimously upheld by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel.
NASCAR issued a release this afternoon, stating, "Upon
hearing the testimony and carefully reviewing the facts, it was a unanimous
decision by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel to uphold the original
penalties assessed by NASCAR. Therefore, the loss of 25 championship car owner
points for Randy LaJoie; the loss of 25 championship driver points for Corey
LaJoie; and the $5,000 fine and probation for crew chief Ron Otto will be
LaJoie has the right to appeal this decision to the
National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer, but he indicated to Sirius
XM Speedway this afternoon that he is unlikely to appeal.