CONCORD, N.C. (March 22, 2001) -- Chad Knaus, crew chief of the No. 92 Kodiak Dodge, will lead the Melling Racing team in this weekend's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Knaus was scheduled to begin serving a two-race suspension.
Melling Racing is appealing NASCAR's fine and suspension of Knaus, which postponing the penalties until the appeal decision is made.
Knaus was penalized for rules infractions under section 12-4-a, "actions detrimental to stock car racing" and section 12-4-q, "any determination by NASCAR officials that parts and/or equipment used in the event do not conform to NASCAR rules."