NASCAR Appeals Board upholds Reed Jr. penalty

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel has upheld a penalty against NASCAR K&N Pro Series East crew chief Kevin Reed Jr.

Reed was working as crew chief on the No. 19 Toyota driven by Hailie Deegan at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on April 6. He became involved in an altercation with a NASCAR officials after being given a directive by NASCAR.

As a result of the confrontation, Reed was fined $2,500, his NASCAR license was revoked and he was indefinitely suspended from NASCAR.

National Motorsports Appeals Panel decided that Reed violated the rules set forth in the penalty notice and upheld the original penalty. The Panel consisted of three people – Chuck Deery, Bill Mullis and Dale Pinilis.

Reed has the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book.

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