Keselowski’s team draws penalties for ride height failure
By: By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service, Superior Telegram
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski was docked six championship points, and crew chief Paul Wolfe was fined $25,000 after the front end of the No. 2 Ford was deemed too low following Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway.
Team owner Roger Penske also was docked six owner points. Wolfe, who was on probation for an earlier infraction involving unapproved rear end housing assemblies at Texas in April, will remain on probation through Dec. 31.
Keselowski, who finished fifth at Dover, lost 25 championship points for the unapproved rear end assembly, a violation that involved both of Penske’s Sprint Cup cars (including the No. 22 driven by Joey Logano). The crew chiefs, car chiefs and race engineers of both cars, along with Penske director of competition Travis Geisler, were suspended for six Cup points events each, but those suspensions were cut to two races each on appeal.
Dover marked Wolfe’s return to the track after serving the two-race suspension.
A Penske statement released Tuesday indicated the low ride height was caused by a part failure and that the organization was addressing the matter internally to make sure there will be no recurrence. Penske will not appeal the penalties, the