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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
The sanctions imposed on Penske Racing following discovery of unapproved rear-end parts that the team tried to use during the NRA 500, have been upheld after the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel decided that the penalties fit the crime. If you need a refresher course on the penalties that NASCAR tossed towards the No. 2 and No. 22 teams click here.
What does this mean for the team? Well the personnel who face suspension will remain at the track — for now. Penske Racing has one final appeal. The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel Chief Appellate officer John Middlebrook will hear Penske Racing’s final pleas. Middlebrook of course over turned infractions for Hendrick Motorsports a few years ago, but being a long-time General Motors employee leads some to wonder if Penske Racing — a Ford Racing team — will get a fair shake.
“We take our inspection process very seriously,” N...