Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth lost two rounds of appeals Thursday and as a result will remain suspended from the next two NASCAR events. The penalties were announced by NASCAR Tuesday and include being placed on NASCAR probation for six months.
The 2003 series champion was penalized for his actions against driver Joey Logano last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Logano had started Sunday’s race from the pole and led a race high total of 207 laps, but on lap 453, 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. Kenseth’s car stopped in the middle of the turn while Logano’s car stopped at the bottom of the turn. The crowd roared as Kenseth climbed from his car. Kenseth was scored with a DNF in 38th, Logano also with a DNF in 37th.
Sunday’s incident was actually a continuation of a feud that erupted two weeks prior at Kansas Speedway. MORE>>>