Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SPEED to Provide Full Coverage of Today’s No. 48 Appeal

The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, driven by five-time series champion Jimmie Johnson, and led by crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, are appealing their fines and suspensions today at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, N.C.

Throughout the day, SPEED and NASCAR Insider Wendy Venturini are on-site to capture the latest information with the appeal, breaking into regularly scheduled programming throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. ET. Then at 6 p.m. ET tonight, full coverage from today’s proceedings can be seen on NASCAR Race Hub Special Report.

Knaus and Malec were each suspended for six Sprint Cup Series races, suspended from NASCAR until April 18 and placed on probation until May 9 after NASCAR discovered unapproved C-Posts on Feb. 17 during opening day of Daytona 500 inspection. Knaus was also fined $100,000, while driver Jimmie Johnson and car owner Jeff Gordon both lost 25 championship points, respectively.


Rick Hendrick says Chad Knaus should not have been suspended