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NASCAR Makes Rare Move In Overturning Suspension For Hendrick Motorsports
Published March 22, 2012
CHECKS & BALANCES: SI.com’s Dustin Long wrote NASCAR Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook's “importance in NASCAR is growing,” and in “some ways, he has more power than some of NASCAR's top officials.” Middlebrook has “shown a willingness to curtail some of NASCAR's penalties recently.” NASCAR Senior Dir of Communications for Competition Kerry Tharp said that series officials “remain confident in their inspection process.” But Long wrote that “doesn't mean others won't fight their penalties,” and with Middlebrook, NASCAR teams “might have somebody willing to listen to their cause” (SI.com, 3/21).