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ThorSport Racing’s final appeal of Daytona penalty denied

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The National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, Bryan Moss, upheld NASCAR’s L1 penalty against ThorSport Racing’s No. 41 team from the Camping World Truck Series’ season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.

The appeal heard by Moss was the last one available to the team.

NASCAR penalized Ben Rhodes‘ No. 41 team for post-race body inspection heights being outside allowable tolerances.

Crew chief Eddie Troconis will be fined $5,000 and suspended for the May 4 race at Dover. NASCAR also docked Rhodes 10 points and the team 10 owner points.

With the point penalty, Rhodes will drop from fourth to fifth in the standings, behind Noah Gragson.

Appeal panel upholds penalty to Ben Rhodes’ Truck team

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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel affirmed the penalty issued to Ben Rhodes‘ Camping World Truck Series team from Daytona.

The team stated it will appeal Wednesday’s decision to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer. The officer’s decision will be final.

NASCAR penalized the team for post-race body inspection heights outside allowable tolerances. NASCAR suspended crew chief Eddie Troconis one race and fined him $5,000. NASCAR also docked Rhodes 10 points and the team 10 owner points.

The appeal panel ruled Wednesday that the team violated the rules and upheld the penalties.

Dixon Johnston, Bill Mullis and Cathy Rice served on the panel.

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