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NASCAR Punishes Penske Drivers for Texas Missteps

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ NASCAR has suspended four members of defending Sprint
Cup champion Brad Keselowski’s team and three more from Penske Racing teammate
Joey Logano for seven races each, saying they used parts without prior approval
before last weekend’s race at Texas.

The series also stripped the drivers and their owners of 25 points each
Wednesday, meaning Keselowski will drop from second to fourth in the Sprint Cup
standings and Logano will drop from ninth to 14th. Penske vowed to appeal.

Before Saturday night’s race, NASCAR confiscated the original rear-end housing
from Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford and Logano’s No. 22. Logano finished fifth and
Keselowski was ninth.

NASCAR suspended Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe and three others for seven
races and fined Wolfe $100,000. Logano crew chief Todd Gordon received the same
fine and he and two other crew members received the same suspensions.

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Posted by on Apr 17 2013. Filed under Sports.
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