The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of a race disqualification penalty issued on May 6, 2022 to owner Rhonda Thorson and driver Matt Crafton.

The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2022 NASCAR Rule Book: Section 14.17.3.2.1.2.A Post-Qualifying and Post-Race Front Body Inspection Heights.

Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:

That the Appellants did not violate the Rule(s) set forth in the Penalty Notice.That the Panel rescinds the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR.

The Appeals Panel members for this hearing:

Mr. Dixon JohnstonMr. Tom DeLoachMr. Hunter Nickell

As this is a Race Disqualification Appeal, pursuant to Section 11.25.f, the decision of the Panelists will be considered final.

— National Motorsports Appeals Panel —

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