NASCAR suspends Matt Kenseth 2 races for Martinsville incident

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – NASCAR suspended driver Matt Kenseth Tuesday for two races and placed him on probation for six months.

The penalties come after an incident Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in which Kenseth, nine laps down after a crash, wrecked race leader Joey Logano in what NASCAR ruled as an intentional act.

Joe Gibbs Racing issued a statement saying it will appeal the suspension, which “is believed to be inconsistent with previous penalties for on-track incidents.”

A replacement driver for Kenseth, who was eliminated from championship contention October 25 at Talladega, has not been named.

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