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Kyle Busch Motorsports loses appeal of Truck penalty

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JACOB Companies 200

DOVER, DE - MAY 13: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #51 ARRIS Toyota, leads a pack of trucks during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JACOB Companies 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 13, 2016 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel announced Wednesday that it has upheld the penalties against Kyle Busch Motorsports for a penalty issued to the No. 51 Camping World Truck Series team last month at Dover International Speedway.

Daniel Suarez’s second-place vehicle was found to violate the tailgate height rule in post-race inspection.

NASCAR docked the team 10 owner points, fined crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion $6,000 and placed Manion on probation through Dec. 31.

The panel consisted of Tim Bennett, general manager of Holland (N.Y.) Motorsports Complex, Richard Gore, former owner of Old Dominion Raceway, and Russell Hackett, former owner of Caraway Speedway.

Kyle Busch Motorsports has not announced if it will appeal Wednesday’s decision to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer.