Six-race suspension of NASCAR crew chief Knaus overturned; $100,000 fine stands

Mar 20, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 10

NASCAR's chief appellate officer overturned on Tuesday the bulk of the penalties levied against five-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus, who still must pay a $100,000 fine because Jimmie Johnson's car failed the opening day inspection of the Daytona 500.

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Larry the Cable Guy

Montpelier, VT

#1 Mar 20, 2012
Thank god the appellate officer was a ex General Motors guy.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#2 Mar 20, 2012
Well it say alot about the integrity of our sport. When you can cheat and open your wallet and a blatant violation goes away .that is shameful .no wonder sponsors are leaving and fans as well. Nascar you have shown us how Lowes you will go. Pathetic they ran cars at races last year with those illegal posts they got prize money and placements they got a chase bid . They stood at the banquet . Shameful just shameful
Barr

Temperance, MI

#3 Mar 20, 2012
And a buddy of Hendrick
Barr

Temperance, MI

#4 Mar 20, 2012
I've been to every Bristol race for the past 12 years and always the sat race is almost sold out too. This year there weren't 20,000 people there. The Sun race looked like maybe 50,000. I was one that didn't go. I'm tired of the manipulation.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#5 Mar 20, 2012
I think most fans are tired of the manipulation and the nonsense. How many fans do you need to loose before you step up to the plate and do the right thing?.This gives Nascar a black eye and embarrasses the fans and the community. You could not get an independent panel to review this, but you get a gm exec pulling gm pension to oversee a blatant infraction of the rules(for like the 5th or 6th time mind you)and you let someone who over sees that brand( gm) to decide the appeal? are you kidding!!!! Can you say conflict of interest???? Not to mention is best buddies with a guy who was convicted of bribery? and that does not send up red flag either???? Something truly stinks in NASCAR? where is your integrity for this sport.? This is not good ol boys moon shining... This is a national sport with a family audience....JMO BUT IT SHOULD BE ABOVE REPROACH!!!!! You are letting a 5 time champ (that is mediocre at best with out cheating) to retain titles, prize money, a chase bid, and possibly at least one championship continue in this sport with no penalty. what message does that send to the other teams and drivers who struggle and could have used that money to better their programs. You're allowing the history of this sport to be tarnished for what? Nobody see that team as champions... They have cheated since day one look at all the known infractions. Today you showed us how lowes you can go....shame on you!!!
big 3

Warsaw, IN

#6 Mar 20, 2012
man can you cheat that much every week for five years an when 5titles i dont think so i dont like the guy much there are 42 other cars out there tryin the same things an let it happen for 5years why put him in the wall an lowes home centers suck anyway
Barr

Temperance, MI

#7 Mar 21, 2012
I see knaus has been editing the comments.
big 3

Warsaw, IN

#8 Mar 21, 2012
BARR chad should do that on sunday thats his day off

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#9 Mar 21, 2012
There will be fans with bags on their heads at the race. They are embarrassed to be fans . Decorate them well my friends. Do you want to admit your a fan?

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#10 Mar 21, 2012
I wonder how much Hendrick had to shell out for this one

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