Matt Kenseth to appeal NASCAR's suspension for wreck

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing will have their appeal of NASCAR’s two-race suspension heard on Thursday.

NASCAR says the National Motorsports Appeals Panel scheduled the appeal for Thursday morning at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina.

Kenseth has been suspended for the next two races for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano in Sunday’s race at Martinsville. He was retaliating after being wrecked by Logano a few weeks ago at Kansas.

NASCAR says it punished Kenseth because he had no chance at winning and intentionally altered the outcome of Sunday’s race. It also cited safety concerns.

Logano is last in the eight-driver field seeking to advance in NASCAR’s playoffs. Kenseth was ultimately eliminated after Logano wrecked him at Kansas.

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