Tuesday, June 4, 2013

NASCAR docks Keselowski 6 points

NASCAR has penalized driver Brad Keselowski six points for having an illegally low front end during Sunday's race at Dover.

Keselowski's Ford failed post-race inspection after his No. 2 Penske Racing team said a spring broke, causing the problem.

Crew chief Paul Wolfe was also fined $25,000 for the infraction. He will remain on probation until Dec. 31 for a violation the team was found guilty of in Texas earlier this season. Team owner Roger Penske will also be docked six car owner points.

Penske Racing said in a statement that the penalties will not be appealed:

"The Penske Racing No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion experienced a part failure during Sunday's Dover Spring Cup Series Race which resulted in the car's front end being too low when presented for post-race inspection. The problem is being addressed internally to ensure it does not occur again and the team is not planning to appeal the penalty."

NASCAR found Keselowski's car to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20-12.8.1B (car failed to meet minimum front car heights during post-race inspection).

Losing the six points drops Keselowski from eighth to 10th in the Sprint Cup points standings. -- David Scott

1 comment:

  1. The drivers don't have to be "detrimental to stock car racing;" NASCAR is handling that all by themselves! Cheating (by ANYONE- ahem, Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson, et al.) should not be tolerated, but at the same time, NASCAR needs some race officials with an IQ above 45, to realize that a broken spring will cause the front of the car to drop. Now, if no spring was found-penalize em! If it was, the inspectors, Bill France, and all the rest are just a bunch of tools.