Matt Kenseth Appeal Upheld – Suspended For Two Races
Kenseth had his appeals heard and its official!
Upheld– That’s the final verdict for Matt Kenseth. He will be suspended for the next two races for his role in what NASCAR believes was an intentional wreck of Joey Logano.
Matt Kenseth accused NASCAR of "unfairly" making an example out of him with a penalty of a two-race suspension. NASCAR did reduce the six month probation to probation that will end at the end of this year.
To make Kenseth’s point that he was unfairly punished, these drivers were NOT suspended for intentionally wrecking another driver: Danica Patrick was only fined $50,000 for intentionally running into David Gilliland. Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000 but avoided suspension for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer.
So why now? Why this incident. I just don’t get it. And it’s so clear the fans loved it!
I am sure NASCAR is looking out for the safety of the drivers, and the integrity of the sport. This penalty they hope will settle in with drivers as a deterrent not to retaliate on the track. I don’t know if it will work, but I get it! But if NASCAR continues to send a mixed message to driver on penalties, I don’t see this working.
Two weeks from now will be Nov. 22 and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Whether we like it or not, that’s the next time we will see Kenseth on the track!