The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of a behavior penalty issued on September 10th to NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor Mike Wallace.
Wallace was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR and ordered to attend sensitivity training for violating the 2020 NASCAR Rule Book: Sections 12.1.a General Procedures; 12.8.e NASCAR Member Conduct; 12.8.1.e Member Conduct Guidelines.
Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:
- The appellant violating the Rules set forth in the Penalty Notice
- The Panel affirms and upholds the original penalty assessed by NASCAR.
The panel consisted of the following three individuals:
- Mr. Dixon Johnston
- Mr. Bill Lester
- Mr. Kevin Whitaker
In accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book, the appellant has the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer.
Wallace will still be required to undergo sensitivity training before returning to NASCAR National Series competition.