Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday morning it will appeal penalties issued to Kevin Harvick and his team for the L1 infraction discovered after last weekend’s race at Phoenix Raceway.
NASCAR docked Harvick and the team 10 points each, suspended crew chief Rodney Childers one race and fined him $25,000 for an unapproved track bar slider assembly. NASCAR also ruled Harvick’s sixth-place result was an encumbered finish.
Stewart-Haas Racing’s statement read: “Stewart-Haas Racing has officially requested an appeal hearing regarding the penalties levied against the No. 4 team and have also requested a deferral of the penalties until the appeal process is complete.”
NASCAR has granted SHR’s appeal to defer Childers’ suspension, allowing the crew chief to be with the team this weekend at Auto Club Speedway.