Huntersville, NC (8-3-2011) – NASCAR announced penalties today for the No. 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team of Joe Denette Motorsports and driver Jason White. The penalties levied against the team are a result of alleged rule infractions on a fuel cell discovered during opening-day inspection at Lucas Oil Raceway on July 29.
The team has elected to appeal the penalty. Crew chief Chad Kendrick has issued the following statement:
“I respect NASCAR for keeping a level playing field for all competitors. However, I don’t feel like the fuel cell in question was an illegal part. My history in this sport should indicate that there was no intent to deceive NASCAR’s rulebook. I feel that the penalty handed down by NASCAR was extensive for this particular violation and hope that the appeal board will consider our case due to the evidence we have to present.”
While the commission reviews this case, Kendrick will remain the crew chief for the No. 23 entry in this weekend’s Good Sam RV Emergency Road Services 125 at Pocono Raceway.