NASCAR tweaks penalty and appeals process

Steve O'Donnell, Senior Vice President of racing operation for NASCAR . (Getty Images)
Steve O'Donnell, Senior Vice President of racing operation for NASCAR . (Getty Images)
Steve O’Donnell, Senior Vice President of racing operation for NASCAR . (Getty Images)

NASCAR announced Tuesday what it terms as “enhancements” to its penalty structure and appeals process beginning this season.

In addition, NASCAR also announced the appointment of a Final Appeals Officer for the sport.

NASCAR’s call the new penalty process a Deterrence System.  It specifically lays out exactly what disciplinary action will be taken depending on the type of technical infraction listed from warnings to six penalty levels in ascending order. Some of the Deterrence System elements include: MORE>>>

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