Following Saturday’s (May 8) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway, Noah Gragson’s No. 9 Chevrolet was disqualified. JR Motorsports will appeal NASCAR’s decision.
Gragson, who took the checkered flag in fourth, was stripped of his finishing position as well as the team’s $100,00 Dash 4 Cash bonus. NASCAR deemed the No. 9 car failed Rule 20.14.c in the Xfinity Series Rule book, which states, “All suspension mounts and mounting hardware must not allow movement or realignment of any suspension and/or drivetrain component beyond normal rotation or suspension and/or drivetrain travel.”
After passing post-race inspection, NASCAR awarded AJ Allmendinger’s No. 16 Kaulig Racing team the $100,000 bonus, qualifying him into this week’s Dash 4 Cash race at Dover International Speedway. Gragson received last-place points at Darlington.
Following the DQ, Gragson sits 11th in Xfinity points, just 13 points above the cutline.