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Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus Penalty Upheld; Hendrick to Appeal Again

The penalties levied against five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus have been upheld by the NASCAR appeals board, according to David Caraviello of Johnson was docked 25 points and crew chief Chad Knaus, along with car chief Ron Malec, were both suspended for six races after NASCAR determined that the C-posts on Johnson's No. 48 car, which extend from the roof to the rear decklid, were found to be out of tolerance during initial inspection for the Daytona 500. Johnson's car owner Rick Hendrick elected to appeal the penalties. The appeal went before the board on Tuesday and upon announcing the results the board issued this statement: "Upon hearing the testimony, carefully reviewing the...

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