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NASCAR docks Brad Keselowski after failed post-race inspection

June 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM   |   Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski has been penalized six standings points after his No. 2 car failed an inspection, NASCAR announced Tuesday.

Keselowski was cited after flunking a post-race inspection Sunday at Dover International Speedway, when the sanctioning body determined the front end of his car was too low.

The Penske Racing driver finished fifth at the 400-mile event.

The sanctions dropped him from eighth to 10th in the Sprint Cup standings. He fell to just eight points ahead of 11th-place Jeff Gordon.

Crew chief Paul Wolfe was assessed a $25,000 fine and put on probation until Dec. 31, while team owner Roger Penske was penalized six car-owner points.

Penske Racing said in a statement "the problem is being addressed internally to ensure it does not occur again and the team is not planning to appeal the penalty."

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