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Earlier today NASCAR announced a new penalty structure for this upcoming season and changes to its appeal process. Below are speaking points for your on-air talent. If you would like to schedule a live or taped interview with MRN talent to discuss, please contact Steve Tate in Radio Partnerships at (704) 262-6715 or at state@mrn.com.

· Penalties will now be labeled from P1 (least significant) to P6 (most significant).
· P1 to P3 violations could include multiple warnings to the same team, hollow components, unauthorized parts, parts that fail their intended use or coil sprint violation.
· For P1 to P3 penalties, NASCAR may select to fine or deduct points.
· P4 to P6 violations are the more serious infractions. They include circumventing NASCAR templates, unapproved added weight, engine violations, traction control and more.
· For P4 to P6 violations, NASCAR will take away points, issue fines and add suspensions.
· For example, if a team commits an engine violation (P6), NASCAR will take away 150 driver and 150 car owner points, issue a fine between $150,000-$200,000, and suspend the crew chief for six points races. If that team won the race, the win would not count.

For more information visit www.mrn.com.

Coming up is MRN’s Speedweeks coverage from Daytona International Speedway starting with the “Sprint Unlimited” season opening all-star event on Saturday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Cheryl Knight | Director, Radio Partnerships | Motor Racing Network
555 MRN Dr. | Concord, NC 28027
Office: (704) 262-6712 | cknight@mrn.com


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