DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — On October 17, 2011, the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel heard and considered the appeal of Ronnie Hults as a driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
The penalty concerns Section 12-1 of the NASCAR Rule Book “Actions detrimental to stock car racing. Section 7-5: “Violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy”.
This resulted from a reasonable suspicion drug test for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event at Colorado National Speedway">Colorado National Speedway on August 6, 2011.
The original penalty assessed was:
• Indefinite suspension from NASCAR.
Upon hearing the testimony and carefully reviewing the facts, the unanimous decision of the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel was to uphold the original penalty assessed by NASCAR.
The Appellant has the right under Section 15 of the Rule Book to appeal this decision to the National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer.
Lyn St. James
Ed Bennett - Appellate Administrator and non-voting member