NASCAR Punishes Penske Drivers For Texas Missteps

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

FORT WORTH (AP) – NASCAR cracked down on Penske Racing on Wednesday, suspending seven crew members of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano and levying $200,000 in fines for bringing unapproved parts to the Texas Motor Speedway for last weekend’s race.

The two drivers and their car owners were each docked 25 championship points, dropping Keselowski from second to fourth in the Cup standings and Logano from ninth 14th.

Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe and Logano crew chief Todd Gordon were each fined $100,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the calendar year. Also suspended for the next six championship points races were Travis Geisler, who serves as team manager for both cars, along with the individual car chiefs and team engineers of both the Nos. 2 and 22 cars.

Penske Racing vowed to appeal.

“Penske Racing will appeal utilizing the appropriate NASCAR process,”…

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