NASCAR – Matt Kenseth suspended two races

Following the collision involving Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano at Martinsville, NASCAR suspended the Joe Gubbs Racing driver for two races. An appeal will be filed.

Published on 04/11/2015 à 07:14

Pierre Tassel

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NASCAR – Matt Kenseth suspended two races

Last Sunday in Martinsville, Virginia, Joey Logano (Team Penske – Ford) was hit by Matt Kenseth (Joe Gibbs Racing – Toyota) in a repeat of a previous collision in Kansas, which had been fatal to Kenseth in his progress for the 2015 Chase.

After studying the facts, officials of the NASCAR decided to sanction Kenseth with two strokes of suspension. A six-month probation period was also imposed.

“Based on our observations, we concluded that the driver of the Toyota 20, eliminated from the Chase, had intentionally collided with the driver of the Ford 22, a competitor in the Chase who was leading la course à ce moment-leaves. Kenseth was nine laps down and stopped Logano from continuing the race. » said Steve O'Donnell, executive vice president of NASCAR.

An appeal will be filed by Matt Kenseth. Note that Danica Patrick (Stewart-Haas Racing – Chevrolet) was penalized with 25 points in the Drivers' standings and a $50.000 fine after his actions following a first contact with David Gilliland. His probation period runs until December 31.

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