Found May 07, 2013 on
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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Following a rule infraction that saw both Penske Racing teams (No. 2 and No. 22) rear-end parts confiscated, both the No. 2 team and No. 22 team faced 50-point penalties, and huge monetary fines as well, but possibly the most damaging part of the sanctions were the fact that both teams would be losing their crew chiefs, car chiefs, lead engineers and overall team leader for six races.
Those six-race suspensions of the team members will be reduced to just two points races and the All-Star race after the team’s final appeal was heard Tuesday. The point penalties, and monetary fines will remain the same, but this is a huge win for the Penske Racing team.
“After looking at all the facts and data and interpretations from the rule book, I have decided to uphold the original fines and points penalties,” said John Middlebrook, Chief Appellate Officer. “However, I have decided to reduce the suspensions...
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Joey Logano will run a NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa in June, the night before competing in a Sprint Cup event at Pocono.
The Iowa Speedway says Logano will return to its 0.875-mile track for its Nationwide opener on June 8. Logano beat Kevin Harvick in a K&N Pro Series race at Iowa in 2007 and led the first competitive lap ever run at the track as a 16-year-old in 2006.
Penalties on the cars of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano remained largely unchanged Tuesday after Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrooke upheld fines and point penalties for unapproved rear-end housings on the two Penske Racing cars.
The No. 2 and No. 22 Ford’s of Penske Racing failed pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the NRA 500 run on April 13.
National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook on Tuesday upheld the fines and points penalties against Penske Racing but reduced the suspensions of seven crew members from six to two NASCAR Sprint Cup points races - a stretch including the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18.
The Nos. 2 and 22 Penske Racing teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano...
Penske Racing has named Kevin Buskirk and Steve Reis as the interim crew chiefs for the Nos. 2 and 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup teams, respectively, starting this weekend at Darlington Raceway and through the next two weeks during the All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Penske Racing is operating without Brad Keselowski's crew chief Paul Wolfe and Joey Logano...
mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won. BS~~ Brad Keselowski on Twitter, following Sunday's race.Brad Keselowski claims, that race winner David Ragan either lined up wrong on the final restart or changed lanes before the restart.I'm happy as hell a small team won. Doesn't change...
Leave it to the champion to take the high road.
After posting comments on Twitter on Sunday night questioning David Ragan's move into the outside line prior to the final restart, Brad Keselowski offered an apology on Tuesday afternoon.
In his original comments, Keselowski expresed anger over how the final laps of the race worked out after Ragan lined up 10th -- and in the preferred...
Penske Racing is reaching deep into its bench after NASCAR suspended seven of its employees.
NASCAR's chief appellate officer reduced the suspensions from six points races to two and the All-Star race. The suspensions begin this weekend at Darlington.
Penske vice president of operations Mike Nelson will replace Travis Geisler as competition director.
Test team manager Kevin...
Brad Keselowski was upset with David Ragan on Sunday night, tweeting: “mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched lanes entering 3 before green. That lane won. BS.”
Keselowski changed his stance on Tuesday.
Penske Racing announced the team members that will be taking the place those suspended by NASCAR for the next two races. They were for infractions on the rear end of both Penske Racing cars at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Mike Nelson will take over as team manager.
For Brad Keselowski’s team, Kevin Buskirk will be crew chief, Jonathan Hassley will be race engineer, and Nick Hensley...
A SUCCESSFUL RETURN: Joey Logano returned to the NASCAR Nationwide Series last weekend in dramatic fashion. While making his first start of the season behind the wheel of the No. 22 Ford Mustang, Logano nearly pulled off the win in a photo-finish, coming in second by a matter of inches.
AGAIN A DEFENDING WINNER: On the strength of nine wins over the course of the NASCAR Nationwide...
David Ragan captured his second career victory on Sunday in the Aaron’s 499 from Talladega Superspeedway but not everyone was happy. Brad Keselowski took to twitter after the race to accuse Ragan of lining up in the wrong spot on the final restart of the race.
Keselowski sent out the following tweet “mad as hell about that finish. We were suppose to line up 10th when the 34 switched...
With another week in the books, here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results.
Jason and Matt got the winning pick for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race, picking JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith. Smith claimed the victory narrowly over Joey Logano, Brittany’s pick.
Sunday it was a total crap shoot on the track. Wrecks and chaos on the final laps...