If there’s one team owner who seems a bit disgruntled over NASCAR’s penalties and appeals process, it’s Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush.
Roush has been critical in the past of NASCAR’s appeals process, which has rarely ruled in his favor. Roush and driver Mark Martin lost the 1990 Cup championship after a controversial penalty and has had other penalties impact his team’s final results over the years.
So what did Roush think of Hendrick Motorsports having most of its penalties overturned on appeal to NASCAR’s Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook?
Roush is trying to not let it be known what he thinks after Jimmie Johnson crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec had their six-week suspensions rescinded and Johnson’s 25-point penalty was overturned Tuesday.
“I choose not to comment on that,” Roush said Sunday prior to the Auto Club 500 in California. “I’ve had multiple problems of my own over the 25 years and my results, given the cast of characters that were the jurists and the arbitrators in my time frame, I was not successful in any of it.