The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR Rule Book: Sections 12.1 and 12.8.
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.
Earlier today, a three-person National Motorsports Appeals Panel heard the appeal and ruled that Kenseth violated the rules set forth in the Penalty notice; upholding the original penalty levied by NASCAR.
Upon hearing this afternoon’s testimony, the Moss similarly ruled that Kenseth violated the rules set forth, and uphold the two-race suspension. However, Kenseth’s six-month probation was amended to run through December 31, 2015.
The decision of the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer is final and binding on all parties.