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Michael McDowell. (HHP/Tom Copeland)

Front Row Motorsports Drops Appeal

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – After further assessing penalties levied against the No. 34 NASCAR Cup Series team, Front Row Motorsports notified NASCAR that it will drop its appeal and accept the penalty.

The team has made internal changes in its build practices to ensure the issues leading to the penalties will not happen again in the future.

The appeal originated from an L-2 level penalty that was handed to the team during NASCAR’s R&D Center inspection after the race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Due to the penalty, driver Michael McDowell will be without crew chief Blake Harris for the next four races. Harris was also fined $100,000. 

The No. 34 team was penalized 100 driver and owner points, and will be fined 10 playoff points if they make it to the post-season. 

Lead engineer, Chris Yerges, will serve as the interim crew chief for the No. 34 beginning this weekend at Michigan.

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