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Matt Kenseth Suspended for Intentional Wreck as NASCAR Tries to Restore Order on Track

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Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

By    |   Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 10:00 AM

Race car driver Matt Kenseth has been suspended for two races for intentionally wrecking another driver as NASCAR tries to to squash any notion that drivers are running amok on the track.

Kenseth wrecked Joey Logano in a race on Sunday in an act of retaliation that dramatically changed the lineup of drivers in the running for the championship, reported The Associated Press.

The penalty levied against Kenseth is fairly unprecedented. Drivers have been suspended before for on-track actions, but typically only for one race and the policy has not been uniform.

NASCAR said it punished Kenseth because he had no chance at winning and intentionally altered the outcome of a race on Sunday.

NASCAR also said it factored aspects of safety in penalizing Kenseth as well as ''the fact that the new Chase elimination format puts a premium on each and every race. These actions have no place in NASCAR.''


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Race car driver Matt Kenseth has been suspended for two races for intentionally wrecking another driver as NASCAR tries to to squash any notion that drivers are running amok on the track.
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