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JR Motorsports, Noah Gragson Have Darlington Disqualification Overturned, Eligible for Dash 4 Cash Bonus at Dover

LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 28: Noah Gragson, driver of the #9 Bass Pro Shops/BRCC Chevrolet, walks the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pocono Green 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons at Pocono Raceway on June 28, 2020 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer overturned penalties Wednesday issued to the JR Motorsports No. 9 Chevrolet team after Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway.

Roger Werner – the final appeals officer — heard and considered the appeal by JR Motorsports, utlimately deciding to overturn the disqualification that was the result of the No. 9 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet not passing post-race technical inspection at Darlington Raceway. The inspection failure initially took away a fourth-place finish from Gragson, as well as the $100,000 bonus from the Dash 4 Cash.

Gragson’s JR Motorsports Chevrolet was found to be in violation of Section 20.14.c of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rulebook:

“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.”

— NASCAR Xfinity Series Rule Book

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With the reversal of Gragson’s penalty, the Las Vegas, Nevada-native will now be eligible to completely sweep all four rounds of the Dash 4 Cash in Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway, going against teammates Justin Allgaier (No. 7) and Josh Berry (No. 8), as well as Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brandon Jones (No. 19).

Entering Dover, Gragson has won all three of the Dash 4 Cash prizes this season, topping the field of eligible drivers at Martinsville, Talladega and Darlington, now having netted a total of $300,000.

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