NASCAR appeals seem fairer than NFL's

Updated: April 6, 2012, 8:08 PM ET
By Terry Blount

NASCAR's much-maligned penalties and appeals process looks pretty good, believe it or not, compared to the NFL.

NASCAR took a beating (in the outcome and in the court of public opinion) after most of the whopping penalties on the No. 48 Chevy were reversed on the final appeal two weeks ago.

The six-week suspensions for crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec (over illegal C-posts on the car) were lifted. The 25 points docked from Jimmie Johnson were reinstated. ...

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