Final appeal date set for Team Penske, No. 2 team – Nascar
A date has been set for Team Penske’s final appeal of L1-level penalties issued last month. NASCAR officials said Monday that the hearing is scheduled Tuesday, April 25 at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina.
Bryan Moss, the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, will preside over the hearing. The session will determine the final outcome of penalties issued March 22 to the Roger Penske-owned No. 2 Ford team after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway.
Team Penske filed the paperwork for a final appeal last Thursday, one day after the three-member National Motorsports Appeal Panel upheld the original penalties. That punishment included a three-race suspension for crew chief Paul Wolfe and a 35-point deduction for Brad Keselowski in the drivers’ standings and the same amount for Penske in the owners’ standings.
Wolfe has already served one race of his three-race suspension, handing over the helm to Brian Wilson for the March 26 race at Auto Club Speedway.
Moss, the former president at Gulfstream Aerospace, has held the role of National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer since 2014. His ruling on April 25 will be final. The burden of proof will rest with Team Penske in the final appeal process. In the initial hearing, the burden of proof rested with NASCAR.