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