‘Disappointed’ NASCAR upheld the severe penalty imposed on Brad Keselowski and RFK racing

Find out about NASCAR upholding the penalty imposed on Brad Keselowski and Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing for illegal modification

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski, who left Team Penske racing at the end of last season to join Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing, has had an average 2021 season in his debut owner-driver season. And his season got worse last month as he was hit with a hard penalty by NASCAR for illegal modification of single vendor-supplied parts.

Brad Keselowski and RFK Racing have docked 100 driver and owner points alongside a hefty $100,000 fine and four races suspension for crew chief Matt McCall. The imposition of the penalty saw Brad Keselowski moving down to P35 from the playoff spot and has been only able to gain back 4 spots so far.

Now the National Motorsports Appeals Panel has upheld the penalties were following a hearing of their appeal. Panel Members Dixon Johnston, Bill Mullis, and Dale Pinilis uphold the penalty under Section 14.1 C&D and 14.5 A&D of the NASCAR Rule Book.

Brad Keselowski and RFK racing are not going to Appeal further on the penalty

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski’s RFK Racing No.6 Ford Mustang

RFK Racing acknowledged that though they are disappointed about the outcome of the appeal hearing they have no intention to appeal further. They went on to thank NASCAR for the opportunity given to them to raise their voices and stated that their decision is due to fact that they have to give more attention to future races.

Although we are disappointed in the outcome of the appeal hearing, we are advocates of the process NASCAR has set forth and appreciate the opportunity to make our voice heard in the matter. With that in mind, we do not intend to pursue this further and our focus remains on our upcoming races, with Martinsville up first this weekend,” RFK Racing Public statement red.

Brad Keselowski will hit the Martinsville Speedway this weekend and will be hoping to get back to the top of the table to ensure a playoff spot this year.

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