NASCAR Levies Phoenix Penalties

Following the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 19, NASCAR has levied penalties against the Monster Energy Cup Series Team Penske number two and the Stewart-Haas Racing number four teams.

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The Penske Racing car driven by Brad Keselowski was issued a penalty for measurement infractions. As a result, crew chief Paul Wolfe has been fined $65,000 and suspended for the next three Monster Energy Cup Series races. Team Penske has also been docked 35 owner points and despite finishing fifth in the Camping World 500, Brad Keselowski has also been docked 35 driver points.

The Stewart-Haas number four driven by Kevin Harvick was charged with a track bar mount and supports infraction that results in crew chief Rodney Childers being fined $25,000 and suspended for the Monster Energy Series Cup race in Fontana. Kevin Harvick finished in sixth place in the Camping World 500 but will lose 10 driver points and car owner Stewart-Haas will also lose 10 owner points.

Both teams have the right to appeal the decision.

JTG Daugherty Racing filed an appeal with the National Motorsports Appeals Panel over a penalty assessed after the race in Atlanta for lug nut infractions ontheir their 47 car and driver AJ Allmendinger. The Appeals Panel denied the appeal. As a result crew chief Randall Burnett will have to serve his three race suspension and pay the $65,000 fine. The team will also lose 35 car owner points; as will the 47 car driver AJ Allmendinger.

photo courtesy of By National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing – http://www.nascar.com/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17867839


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