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Keselowski docked 50 points by NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR docked Brad Keselowski 50 points in the Nationwide Series because his car failed inspection following his win at Talladega Superspeedway.

Keselowski's lead in the Nationwide standings dropped from 60 points to 10 after Wednesday's penalty.

The penalties were 25 points each for an unapproved left-front spring and an unapproved right-front shock when Keselowski's Dodge was inspected following the victory Sunday. His win stands.

Crew chief Paul Wolfe was fined $20,000 for the two infractions, and Jodi Geschickterm, who is listed as the car owner because of a points swap he made with Penske Racing, was docked 50 points in the owner standings.

Penske Racing president Tim Cindric said the team will not appeal the penalties, but believes part failures contributed to the failed inspection.

"We are confident that there was no intent on behalf of Paul Wolfe, or any other member of the No. 22 team, to circumvent NASCAR's rules," Cindric said in a statement.

NASCAR confiscated the shock and spring after the race.

 

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