The penalty concerned sections 12.1 and 12.8. of the 2015 NASCAR Rule Book.
The original penalty assessed included suspension from NASCAR until the completion of the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events and placed on NASCAR probation for six months following the issuance of the Penalty Notice.
Upon hearing the testimony, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel ruled that the Appellant (Kenseth) violated the rules set forth in the Penalty notice; affirming and upholding the original Penalty levied by NASCAR.
The panel consisted of Langley (VA) Speedway owner Bill Mullis, Bowman Gray (NC) Stadium operator Dale Pinilis and former West Coast race promoter and NASCAR executive Ken Clapp.
Kenseth has chosen to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book. The appeal began at 1 p.m. ET.