Thursday, November 05, 2015

Kenseth's Two-Race Suspension Will Stand

National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss has ruled on the appeal of a Behavioral Penalty issued on Nov. 3, 2015 to Matt Kenseth, relative to last week’s incident at Martinsville Speedway. 

The penalty concerns the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR Rule Book: Sections 12.1 and 12.8.

The original penalty assessed included suspension from NASCAR until the completion of the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events and placed on NASCAR probation for six months following the issuance of the Penalty Notice.  

Earlier today, a three-person National Motorsports Appeals Panel heard the appeal and ruled that Kenseth violated the rules set forth in the Penalty notice; upholding the original penalty levied by NASCAR. 

Upon hearing this afternoon’s testimony, the Moss similarly ruled that Kenseth violated the rules set forth, and uphold the two-race suspension. However, Kenseth’s six-month probation was amended to run through December 31, 2015. 

The decision of the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer is final and binding on all parties.


  1. Anonymous8:26 PM

    From Matt's comments it sounds like this isn't done. Like Coach said, 20 years in the sport for Kenseth and NASCAR hands out one of the stiffest penalties in it's history with NO monetary or points deductions. I wonder if Keselowski and Logano are quietly relieved they won't have to face Kenseth till Homestead.

  2. If they started sissy antics while Dale Earnhardt Sr was wrecking everyone France would be driving a VW. NASCAR was in the dumpster till Dale increased interest with his uncontrollable urge to win. Nascar's "We don't dictate manors to drivers because things will work themselves out." then when a driver with bad manors gets an attitude adjustment The Transgender NASCAR comes out of the closest like a giant Fairy.