Keselowski blames broken part for failing inspection, won’t appeal


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Brad Keselowski, driver of the No.2 Penske Racing Miller Lite Ford failed post race inspection at Dover International Speedway this past weekend. A crew member at Dover said that Keselowski’s car failed because it was too low in the front and are blaming it on a broken part, saying it stopped the car from meeting minimum height requirements.

This is the second time Keselowski has failed inspection this season.

Last time Keselowski was penalized by NASCAR, it was because the car had unapproved rear end housing. He was docked 25 points for the infraction and lost his crew chief, Paul Wolffe for two races.

Keselowski currently sits 8th in the points after a fifth place finish at Dover.

When Martin Truex Jr. was found to be too low earlier this season, he was docked 6 points and fined $25,000 – Keselowski’s penalty could be much of the same. Michael Waltrip Racing said the reason Truex failed inspection was due to a broken shock that did not allow the car to rebound. MWR did not appeal.

Roger Penske told USAToday that if there is a penalty issued, they will not appeal.

If Keselowski’s penalty is the same as Truex Jr.’s, Keselowski will go from 8th in the point standings to 10th.

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