Brad Keselowski will not allow last week's setback to stop his repeat title run.
After NASCAR inspectors discovered unapproved suspension parts on the Nos. 2 and 22 Penske Racing Fords last Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, the sanctioning body levied a 25-point penalty, a $100,000 fine for crew chiefs Paul Wolfe and Todd Gordon along with six-week suspensions together with the team's car chief, engineers and team manager Travis Geisler.
Although Penske Racing plans to appeal, as of late Friday afternoon a date had not been set. The aforementioned team members remain intact until Penske Racing's appeal is heard.
Keselowski said he wasn't "surprised" about the severity of the penalties, which were handed out on Wednesday. However, the characteristically outspoken driver elected to choose his words carefully on Friday.
"I don't think I've been surprised by much of anything in the last two or three days, but I think it's really important to allow the appeal process to work its way ou...