Tuesday, June 04, 2013

NASCAR Docks Penske Team Six Points, $25,000

NASCAR has handed down penalties to the No. 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team following last Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway. 

Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Miller Lite Ford car was found to have violated 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 (the car failed to meet the minimum front car heights during post-race inspection) of the 2013 rule book. 

As a result of this violation, crew chief Paul Wolfe has been fined $25,000 and will remain on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. The team has also been docked six championship driver points for Brad Keselowski and six championship car owner points for team owner Roger Penske.

Penske Racing responded to the penalties in a written statement, saying, “The Penske Racing No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion experienced a part failure during Sunday’s Dover Sprint 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.”


  1. No Appeal???

    If it broke- It's not intentional.....

  2. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Doesn't matter if it's unintentional precedence is if it's too low it's too low I think the penalty's should be worse since they are already on probation

    1. Didn't Take into account the Probation....

  3. Anonymous8:22 AM

    This penalizing because a part broke is getting ridiculous. Maybe next time a car blows its engine, that team should be fined for a parts failure.