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Mike Wallace Loses Appeal of Suspension by NASCAR, Must Attend Sensitivity Training

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JULY 03: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 Menards/Richmond Ford, speaks with Mike Wallace, driver of the #0 Market Scan Chevrolet, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 03, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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.

NASCAR suspends 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.

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