Tuesday, March 20, 2012
#48 Appeal - Decision Announced
That is the scene this AM outside the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, NC. Thanks to Bill Ferguson Jr. and Claire B. Lang for the pictures via Twitter. It is final appeal day for the #48 team from Hendrick Motorsports.
Update: Slightly before 4PM ET, the media was informed that the suspensions and points penalties give to the #48 team had been overturned in the appeal. The fines would stand, but this is a huge breaking story. Race Hub on SPEED is at 6PM ET.
Update 2:45PM - Rick Hendrick just left the R&D Center for a little fresh air and told the media a decision should be coming shortly. He did go back inside.
Update 2PM:Reporter Dustin Long passed along information that nothing has happened. No one has left the building and nothing has been announced in terms of a decision.
Update 12:15PM: ESPN just advised that the "NASCAR Now" show scheduled for 3PM on ESPN2 is being moved to the ESPNEWS network to make way for extended NFL programming focusing on Peyton Manning's move to the Broncos.
ESPN has NASCAR Now Lead Reporter Marty Smith on-site. The NASCAR Now show is scheduled for 3PM ET. SPEED has reporter Danielle Trotta on-scene. That network has Race Hub scheduled for 6PM.
ESPN has a live truck there, but there is no information about doing cut-ins to SportsCenter if a decision comes down earlier than expected. SPEED has said no cut-ins, but they will use a sports ticker to pass along any information.
We will keep this blog post updated on news, information and happenings at the scene via social media. Happy to have your comments on this topic.