Kenseth penalized heavily for actions at Martinsville, gets two race suspension

Matt Kenseth (Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth (Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth (Getty Images)

NASCAR came down hard on driver Matt Kenseth Tuesday. The 2003 series champion was penalized for his actions against driver Joey Logano Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. NASCAR suspended the driver for two races, and placed on NASCAR probation for six-months

Logano had started Sunday’s race from the pole and led a race high total of 207 laps, but on lap 453 saw his hopes for victory come to a crashing halt. Kenseth who had crashed a few laps earlier in an incident with Logano’s teammate Brad Keselowski slowed and waited as leader Logano came by.

Kenseth turned up and into Logano sending him hard into the outside wall. MORE>>>

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