|Helton defends appeal process in Knaus case|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 23 March 2012 09:10|
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The decision confused many racing fans because Knaus' $100,000 fine wasn't rescinded.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.