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Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Team Appeal Charlotte Penalty

After receiving back-to-back written warnings for infractions, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team received a loss of their pit stall selection for Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks.

According to the NASCAR rulebook, back-to-back written warnings transfer into a P1 penalty, meaning that Johnson’s team, along with the No. 51 team from HScott Motorsports driven by Justin Allgaier, received P1 penalties after back-to-back written warnings.

The P1 results in both teams losing their pit stall selections for Sunday’s race at Dover.

However, Johnson and the No. 48 team have appealed their penalty, according to a release from NASCAR.

There is no timetable for when the appeal will be heard, but the appeal means the team will pick its pit stall where they qualify on Sunday.

No word on whether the No. 51 HScott Motorsports team will appeal its penalty.

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Clayton has been writing NASCAR for the last seven years and has followed the sport for as long as he can remember. He's a Jersey boy with dreams of hoping one day to take his style south and adding a different kind of perspective to auto racing.

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What flucking nerve, it astounds.

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