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 (AP) - President Mike Helton still supports NASCAR's appeals process after its chief appellate officer surprisingly rescinded most of the heavy penalties levied against five-time champion crew chief Chad Knaus.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The decision confused many racing fans because Knaus' $100,000 fine wasn't rescinded.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

Advertisement

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Pure Michigan 400 Picks The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series holds the Pure Michigan 400 later today. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the victory.
Thumbnail Road America 180 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series competes this afternoon in the Road America 180. Here are the drivers we like to contend...
Thumbnail Careers for Veterans 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the auto racing weekend this afternoon for the Careers for Veterans 200. Here are the drivers we like to...
Thumbnail Careers for Veterans 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesis back in action this weekend when drivers compete in the Careers for Veterans...
Thumbnail Road America 180 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Wisconsin this weekend for the Road American 180. Here is a look at the odds to win this...
More inNASCAR Articles  
Advertisement