NASCAR president Mike Helton defends ...

NASCAR president Mike Helton defends appeals process after Jimmie Johnson penalty reductions

There are 12 comments on the The Washington Post story from Mar 23, 2012, titled NASCAR president Mike Helton defends appeals process after Jimmie Johnson penalty reductions. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

President Mike Helton still supports NASCAR's appeals process after its chief appellate officer surprisingly rescinded most of the heavy penalties levied against five-time champion crew chief Chad Knaus.

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Barr

Lambertville, MI

#1 Mar 23, 2012
Of course Helton supports it. You don't think Middlebrook made that decision all on his own do you?
Hilton Head

Palm Bay, FL

#2 Mar 23, 2012
Did anyone expect anything less?
big 3

Pierceton, IN

#3 Mar 23, 2012
hilton is a goodspokesman as long as he says what hes told
WWE CRASHCAR 2012

Trumbull, CT

#4 Mar 24, 2012
http://www.nascar.com/news/features/nascar.ex...

One lies and the other swears to it!
barr

Lambertville, MI

#5 Mar 24, 2012
You wonder when they are going to get worried over all the empty seats. A few years ago truck races drew more fans than what were at Bristol for both races. NASCAR knows that big time drivers like gordon, JJ, Jr will have sponsors. Now they are up to getting guys that just really never made it more competitive so they can attract sponsors.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#6 Mar 25, 2012
Well if he is defending it then there goes the integrity and moral compass of the "sport" which is no longer a sport it is the Jimmie and chad show . Hope they have enough fans to buy all the tickets because pretty soon they will be the only ones showing up. why race under this nonsense. I can see more sponsors cutting NASCAR loose after this and the fans have for the most part already cut NASCAR loose.there are to many respectable ways to spend your entertainment dollar.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#7 Mar 27, 2012
Chad Knaus should be banned for life. Jimmie Johnson should be chase inelegible for 2012(JJ does not recieve any driver points for any race),#48 car should not recieve any owners points in 2012, keeping that car out of the top 35 every week and forcing them to Q on time. Rick Hendrick should be banned as an owner for 1 full season. The fabricators who built the illegal car at Knaus' direction should be fined significantly.

In turn, NA$CAR should institute a "whistleblower" policy where crews can inform NA$CAR ahead of time that teams are building ileagal cars and can get immunity from fines and suspensions.

Rick Hendrick, Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus and the rest of the 48 team are the New Orleans Saints of NA$CAR. They have been caught cheating, told to stop, and continue to cheat, and continue to get slaps on the wrist. NA$CAR needs to grow a set of balls and dole out a penalty like above. You'll never see another illegal car come through tech for a long time. The fans would give NASCAR a standing ovation.

Jimmie Johnson/Chad Knaus/Rick Hendrick are to NA$CAR as what Barry Bonds/Mark Mcguire/Steriods are to the MLB. Cheaters that ruined the sport and tainted its integrity
WWE CRASHCAR 2012

Florham Park, NJ

#8 Mar 27, 2012
menards wrote:
Chad Knaus should be banned for life. Jimmie Johnson should be chase inelegible for 2012(JJ does not recieve any driver points for any race),#48 car should not recieve any owners points in 2012, keeping that car out of the top 35 every week and forcing them to Q on time. Rick Hendrick should be banned as an owner for 1 full season. The fabricators who built the illegal car at Knaus' direction should be fined significantly.
In turn, NA$CAR should institute a "whistleblower" policy where crews can inform NA$CAR ahead of time that teams are building ileagal cars and can get immunity from fines and suspensions.
Rick Hendrick, Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus and the rest of the 48 team are the New Orleans Saints of NA$CAR. They have been caught cheating, told to stop, and continue to cheat, and continue to get slaps on the wrist. NA$CAR needs to grow a set of balls and dole out a penalty like above. You'll never see another illegal car come through tech for a long time. The fans would give NASCAR a standing ovation.
Jimmie Johnson/Chad Knaus/Rick Hendrick are to NA$CAR as what Barry Bonds/Mark Mcguire/Steriods are to the MLB. Cheaters that ruined the sport and tainted its integrity
Never going to happen. Rick Hendrick probably has enough on France to put him in prison.

Since: Dec 06

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#9 Mar 27, 2012
WWE CRASHCAR 2012 wrote:
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Never going to happen. Rick Hendrick probably has enough on France to put him in prison.
Rick Hendrick has enough friends to keep himself out of prison for his mail fraud ponzi scheme, so I wouldnt doubt what you are saying. But hey thats reality. Thats why bristol was half full, supposedly the toughest ticket on the circut.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#10 Mar 27, 2012
menards wrote:
<quoted text>Rick Hendrick has enough friends to keep himself out of prison for his mail fraud ponzi scheme, so I wouldnt doubt what you are saying. But hey thats reality. Thats why bristol was half full, supposedly the toughest ticket on the circut.
oh and you know that it is the economy that caused the empty seats not anything NASCAR has done...:eyeroll: one day when they can't give away tickets ... Oh wow it is already happening!!!!

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#12 Mar 27, 2012
Funny thing if it was the economy tv rating would be up ...funny they are not. It is not the economy as much as they want you to believe. they have stepped the the big dooo dooo and it isn't coming off the shoes.
duh

United States

#13 Mar 28, 2012
this is not the one that needs to speak to the media. yellow streak, bought man, whor- Middlbebrook needs to address the media. but he is nooooooooooooooo man! took huge bonus & payoffs from general motors before he retired.

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