Brad Keselowski was penalized six points and crew chief Paul Wolfe was fined $25,000 and put on probation until December 31 after the No. 2 car failed post-race inspection at Dover when the right front of the car was found to be too low.
:The No. 2 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," a NASCAR release said.
It was the same penalty that Martin Truex Jr. received after the right front of his car was found to be too low after Texas in April. Both penalties were attributed by the teams to parts failures and Penske Racing said in a statement that it would not appeal Keselowski's penalty.
The penalty, which also includes six owner's points as well, drops Keselowski from 8th to 10th in the standings. Earlier in the season, both Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano were penalized 25 points after NASCAR found unapproved alterations to the rear-ends of the cars before the Texas race. Sunday's race at Dover was the first race back for Wolfe and Todd Gordon, Logano's crew chief, after the two served suspensions from Texas.
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