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Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:42 am
 
By Pete Pistone

NASCAR announced the Hendrick Motorsports appeal for penalties levied in teh aftermath of the No. 48 team failing pre-Daytona 500 inspection will be heard next Tuesday.

Hendrick Motorsports and crew chief Chad Knaus will both get to plead their case before the National Stock Car Racing Commission’s Appeals Board.

Knaus and the team appealed the $100,000 fine and six race suspension for NASCAR's contention that illegally modified c-posts were found on Jimmie Johnson's car during Daytona inspection on February 17.

Hendrick's case states the car was presented to officials in Daytona after running at two restrictor plate races in 2011. The team questions NASCAR's inspection procedure of only a visual inspection and not running the car through the full template inspection process.

Tuesday's appearance will be Knaus’ fourth before the board; he had a 2005 suspension and fine overturned on appeal, but was denied in three other cases.

 
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Comments

Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2012 8:19 pm
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

Chad Knaus is to NASCAR as Barry Bonds is to baseball. This guy is a blatant cheater and the legacy of the 48 team should be the same as the legacy of Bonds. This marks the ninth time he has been caught cheating in the last 11 years. Breaking the rules in NASCAR is no different than an athlete using steroids in other sports.




Since: Mar 11, 2012
Posted on: March 11, 2012 10:43 am
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

Chad should be kickout for good with altl the time he cheated but i think hendrick motorsport paid Nascar so chad wouldn't get kick out.



Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2012 11:51 am
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

Everyone is yelling about the cheating, but in this sport and almost every other sport, there is cheating somehow. It's just the matter of fact if you get caught. I know MWR racing, Hendrick racing, RCR, Gibbs Racing, Junior Johnson, Johnson with Chad Knaus, Harvick with Kevin Hamlin, Jeff Gordon with Ray Evernham, Matt Kenseth with Robbie Reiser, Kasey Kahne with Kenny Francis, Scott Riggs, Elliot Sadler, Mark Martin with Robin Pemberton, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Joey Logano in the Nationwide cars...the list just goes on and on. I undersatnd why people may get upset, but teams are constantly trying to give themselves any advantage they can think of without getting caught. Thats the way it has always been and probably will continue that way. I'm sure many people new to Nascar would never know half the people that have been penalized for cheating over the years.



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: March 10, 2012 9:30 am
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

After getting 2 weeks at the track he didn't deserve Chad will get his punishment and a nice lil 6 week break come Tuesday.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 6:22 pm
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

Chad will finally get his.  He should be suspended for the entire season.  This is his 5th offense, having been found guilty on 3 others.  It is about time to kick this guy out of NASCAR.   If JJ and the 48 car were good enough to win 5 straght Championships, why does he have to cheat?



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 2:41 pm
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

from the article-"Tuesday's appearance will be Knaus’ fourth before the board; he had a 2005 suspension and fine overturned on appeal, but was denied in three other cases". so now this is his 5 appeal and or case, if he were a criminal, he would get life in prison as a habitual criminal. I guess he is a habitual cheat then found he did wrong he should be barred from the tracks for life.



Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2012 2:31 pm
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

no good boys, you;ve been there before, play by the rules




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 2:03 pm
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

No, their argument is that they previously passed objective inspections in which a template was used, but failed the subjective test in which only the inspectors' eyes were used.  I've experienced the latter many times -- make the decision first, then look for anything to justify it.



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday


Their defense is that they cheated twice in 2011 and didn't get caught, so they shouldn't be assessed penalties now??  How can they expect to ever win such a defense??  Aren't they affirming the fact that they indeed should be suspended?  And that monies won in the 2 races in 2011 should be forfeit as well?

I'm not a lawyer, but they sound incredibly stupid to me...







Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2012 12:51 pm
 

Hendrick appeal set for Tuesday

@metshater, I couldnt of said it better, JJ shouldnt have even been allowed to race in that race after that conversation! With all the cameras and whatnot, you know somebody heard that conversation taking place before the race ever started. I dont know about anybody else, but those 5 championships are tainted in my eyes. These guys have been cheating since day 1!! 


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