TC Daily Pit Stop: Kaulig Penalty Amended; Teams Boycott NASCAR Meeting; Ty Majeski Lands New Sponsor
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, April 6th, 2023
Photo Credit: Tim Parks / HHP for Chevy Racing
The National Motorsports Appeals Panel heard Kaulig Racing’s appeal of an L2 penalty, which was handed out by NASCAR due to a discovered alteration with a hood louver following the Phoenix Raceway race weekend, on Wednesday.
Following the appeal by the No. 31 team, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel has amended the penalties sustained. The No. 31 Kaulig Racing team had its points deduction reduced from 100 championship owner and driver points to 75 championship owner and driver points.
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According to two separate reports, one from Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press and one from Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern, representatives from every NASCAR Cup Series team opted to symbolically boycott Wednesday’s Team Owner Council meeting with the sanctioning body.
The Race Team Alliance and NASCAR have been locked in negotiations involving television revenue distribution for the upcoming NASCAR TV deal, which is set to begin in 2025.
According to Fryer, “The teams are demanding a better financial model and do not feel NASCAR is negotiating in good faith.” To read the full breakdown of Wednesday’s meeting boycott, read the story from the AP here.
Photo Credit: ThorSport Racing
Ty Majeski and the No. 98 ThorSport Racing team will be carrying a new partnership into this weekend’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Soda Sense, a Wisconsin-based company that supplies CO2 for at-home soda maker machines, will serve as the primary sponsor for Majeski in multiple races in 2023, beginning with this weekend’s race.
“At Soda Sense, we are committed to environmental responsibility and sustainability. We are excited to align with ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and Ty Majeski to promote our message of simple sustainability and make a positive impact on the environment,” said Mike Nelson, President of Soda Sense.
ICYMI: Dirt Bristol Entry Lists
PHOTO CREDIT: Kaulig Racing, Twitter
There are a total of 37 cars on the preliminary entry list for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The eighth event of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season.
The field for Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway – the third race for the NASCAR Cup Series on the dirt-covered half-mile facility – will consist of the same 37 teams from last weekend at Richmond, albeit with a couple of driver changes.
For the second straight weekend, Kaulig Racing will be fielding a third entry in the NASCAR Cup Series, with Jonathan Davenport behind the wheel this weekend, rather than Chandler Smith. Davenport will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut in Sunday’s event.
There are 41 trucks [for 36 spots] on the preliminary entry list for Saturday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. The sixth event of the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.
Among those entered in the event are the series regulars competing for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship from week to week. That includes Carson Hocevar, who scored his first career victory last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
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