NASCAR suspended seven members of defending champion Penske Racing on Wednesday for bringing unapproved parts to Texas Motor Speedway on the cars of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano last weekend.
Defending Sprint Cup champion Keselowski had four team members suspended for six points races, while Logano lost three members of his crew. The drivers were docked 25 points each, as were the car owners.
The points penalty dropped Keselowski from second to fourth in the Sprint Cup standings, while Logano fell from ninth to 14th.
Penske Racing vowed to appeal.
''Penske Racing will appeal utilizing the appropriate NASCAR process,'' the team said. ''We have no further comment at this time.''
NASCAR said both Penske cars used parts that had not been approved and NASCAR inspectors confiscated the original rear-end housing from Keselowski's No. 2 Ford and Logano's No. 22 before Saturday night's race. Logano was late to the starting grid because of the additional inspections and he had to star...