The National Motorsports Appeals Panel found today (Nov. 5) that, after Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing’s initial appeal following his two-race suspension and six-month probation after an incident with Joey Logano last weekend in Martinsville, that Kenseth did indeed violate Sections 12.1 and 12.8 of the 2015 NASCAR rule book.
As such, the panel has upheld NASCAR’s decision.
The team immediately filed an appeal to the national motorsports final appeals officer. That appeal process will begin at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday.
In what has been a busy week for NASCAR, Joe Gibbs Racing began the appeal process this morning to appeal Matt Kenseth’s two-race suspension and six-month probation. The penalties were handed down to Kenseth and the team on Tuesday following his actions during Sunday’s Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
After NASCAR announced the penalty on Tuesday Joe Gibbs Racing immediately filed for appeal. The appeal was set for 9 a.m. this morning and was heard by three panel members, including former NASCAR executive Ken Clapp, Langley Speedway Track President Bill Mullis and Bowman Grey Stadium President Dale Pinilis.