NASCAR denies Martin's appeal

Homestead, FL--The board assembled to review Roush Racing's appeal to Mark Martin's 25 point deduction opted to side with NASCAR's orignal ruling and dock Martin and his ...

Homestead, FL--The board assembled to review Roush Racing's appeal to Mark Martin's 25 point deduction opted to side with NASCAR's orignal ruling and dock Martin and his #6 team 25 championship points.

The hearing, which began at 8 AM in front of the National Stock Car Racing Commission was set following Roush Racing's disagreement with a penalty assessed following the race at the North Carolina Speedway last weekend.

In the post-race inspection at the race in Rockingham, NC, Martin's #6 Taurus front spring was found to be lower then the required 4.5 coils.

Martin will now remain 89 points behind Tony Stewart in the title chase, although Roush has the option to appeal one more time to the NASCAR commissioner Charles Strang.

The #6 team's car owner, Jack Roush, will also be docked 25 points and crew chief Ben Leslie will have to pay up $5,000.

Roush Racing reaction to appeal denial

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jack Roush , Mark Martin