Harvick, Keselowski teams penalized after Phoenix
NASCAR issued L1 penalties against two teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following last Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The No. 2 team of Team Penske was penalized for a violation of sections 126.96.36.199.2 of the NASCAR Rule Book for failing post-race general inspection measurements. As a result of the penalty, Brad Keselowski's fifth-place result in the Camping World 500 was declared an encumbered finish.
Crew chief Paul Wolfe was fined $65,000 for the infraction and has been suspended for the next three points-paying races. Keselowski
The No. 4 team of Stewart-Haas Racing was also hit with an L1 penalty. The team was found to be in violation of sections 188.8.131.52 I-4 for an unapproved track bar mount and support. Kevin Harvick's sixth-place finish at Phoenix was also ruled encumbered.
Harvick's crew chief Rodney Childers was fined $25,000 and suspended for this weekend's race at Auto Club Speedway. The team assessed a loss of 10 driver and owner points for the infraction. Harvick's penalty drops him to eighth in the championship standings behind Chip Ganassi Racing's Jamie McMurray.