It has been a week since the severe penalties were handed down by NASCAR on the No. 2 and No. 22 cars of Penske Racing. I think some of the interesting twists have been the comments made by driver of the No. 2 car, Brad Keselowski, along with owner Roger Penske.
Keselowski said that the parts and components were shown to NASCAR beforehand and he feels the Penske teams weren't given a fair shake when the parts were taken back from them. Then you have his owner, Roger Penske, saying they were working in a gray area.
The gray area comment is an interesting choice of words because if you go back to 2007, when NASCAR introduced the Car of Tomorrow, NASCAR officials were very up front in saying there was no longer any gray area, with everything now being black and white.
If you go and read the penalty notice, the way it is worded comes from the NASCAR rule book itself. Even if the parts were submitted, were they submitted in their entirety? That is stated very clearly in the rule book....