NASCAR severely penalized Kaulig Racing’s No. 31 team for “unapproved parts modifications” stemming from a confiscated hood louver.
The louver was confiscated from the team Saturday before qualifying at Phoenix Raceway. After NASCAR officials inspected it at the R&D Center, they levied penalties against the team Wednesday.
Following the penalties, Kaulig Racing issued this statement:
Kaulig Racing will appeal the L2 penalty issued by NASCAR following the confiscation of a louver found on the No. 31 Chevrolet this past weekend at Phoenix Raceway.
Prior to qualifying on Saturday, only one of the two louvers on the No. 31 car was confiscated, showing inconsistencies in the parts provided to teams from NASCAR’s single source supplier, providing no competitive advantage.
We will be requesting deferral of crew chief suspension until after the appeal hearing.