Wisconsin’s Matt Kenseth says NASCAR is “unfairly” making him out to be an example with his two-race suspension for retaliating against Joey Logano.
The Cambridge native failed to have his suspension reduced or overturned Thursday in two appeals before a national motor-sports panel and final appeals’ officer Bryan Moss. Moss did reduce Kenseth’s probation from six months to the final three weeks of this season.
Kenseth says NASCAR has no clear rules for penalizing drivers who retaliate, and he won’t change his style due to what happened.
Logano knocked Kenseth out of the Chase for the Spring Cup three weeks ago by spinning into him at Kansas. Last Sunday, Kenseth retaliated by driving Logano into a wall at Martinsville, all but eliminating Logano from season title contention.
Kenseth, the 2003 champion, can return for the year’s final race at Homestead-Miami in two weeks.