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Keselowski, Logano, Truex Jr. penalized

Following last Saturday’s NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, three Sprint Cup Series teams have been penalized.

Martin Truex Jr. has been docked six driver championship points after his second-place finishing car was found too-low in post-race inspection.

Michael Waltrip Racing has also been docked six points for the No.56 Toyota in the owner’s championship.

Truex Jr.’s crew chief, Chad Johnston, has been fined $25,000 and put on probation by NASCAR through June 5.

Defending Sprint Cup Series champion, Brad Keselowski and his Penske Racing teammate, Joey Logano, have also been penalized.

After failing pre-race inspection, Logano’s car was rushed to the starting grid mere moments before the start of the race.

The No. 2 and No. 22 cars have also been penalized. Both cars were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1; 12-4J and 20-12 (all suspension systems and components must be approved by NASCAR. Prior to being used in competition, all suspension systems and components must be submitted, in a completed form/assembly, to the office of the NASCAR Competition Administrator for consideration of approval and approved by NASCAR)

Keselowski has been docked 25 championship driver points. Car owner Roger Penske has also been docked 25 points in the owner’s championship for the No.2

Paul Wolfe, Keselowski’s crew chief, has been fined $100,000 by NASCAR and suspended from the next six points sanctioned races, including the All-Star race on May 19. Wolfe is on probation by NASCAR through December 31.

In addition,   Car chief Jerry Kelley, team engineer Brian Wilson and team manager Travis Geisler (serves as team manager for both the No. 2 and No. 22 cars) have been suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points events (including the non-points Sprint All-Star Race) and placed on probation until Dec. 31.

Logano has also been penalized 25 driver points, and his crew chief Todd Gordon has been fined $100,000 and suspended from the next six points races.

Car owner Walt Czarnecki has been penalized 25 owner points for the No.22

Car chief Raymond Fox and team engineer Samuel Stanley have also been suspended for the next six races and placed on probation through December 31.

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