Joe Gibbs Racing to appeal Kenseth suspension

Team owner Joe Gibbs (Getty Images)
Team owner Joe Gibbs (Getty Images)
Team owner Joe Gibbs (Getty Images)

Joe Gibbs Racing said late Tuesday that they would appeal the NASCAR penalty handed down Tuesday evening.  NASCAR suspended driver Matt Kenseth for two races after an on track incident at Martinsville last Sunday.

The penalty came after two days of “extensive” review by the sanctioning body.  As a result, they issued the stiffest penalties resulting from an act of on-track retaliation in its history. In addition to the two-race suspension, Kenseth was placed on NASCAR probation for six-months.  MORE>>>

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