Advertisement

 FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - President Mike Helton still supports NASCAR's appeals process after its chief appellate officer surprisingly rescinded most of the heavy penalties levied against five-time champion crew chief Chad Knaus.
Helton staunchly defended chief appellate officer John Middlebrook on Friday at Auto Club Speedway.
Without revealing his own opinion on the case, Helton supported Middlebrook's decision Tuesday overturning Knaus' six-race suspension and restoring 25 points to driver Jimmie Johnson after their car failed opening day inspection at the Daytona 500.
The decision confused many racing fans because Knaus' $100,000 fine wasn't rescinded. Helton also says he thinks Johnson's car would fail inspection again at a future race if it had the same modified sheet metal between the roof and the side windows that resulted in the violation.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail NASCAR at the Brickyard Picks NASCAR takes on Indy this afternoon for the running of the Combat Wounded Coalition 400. Here are three drivers we like to...
Thumbnail Lilly Diabetes 250 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series is back to racing later today for the Lilly Diabetes 250. Here are some drivers we like...
Thumbnail Lilly Diabetes 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action on Saturday with the running of the Lilly Diabetes 250. Here is a look...
Thumbnail Combat Wounded Coalition 400 Odds The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the famous track of Indianapolis Speedway this week for the Combat Wounded Coalition 400. Here’s a look at the odds to win...
Thumbnail Eldora Dirt Derby Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back in action tonight for the Dental Eldora Dirt Derby. Here are some...
More inNASCAR Articles  
Advertisement