Brad Keselowski walked away from Phoenix International more frustrated than normal.
While Ryan Newman was celebrating his very deserved win, Brad Keselowski received frustrating news. His car failed post race inspection. (It kind of seems to be the norm for him.)
A NASCAR spokesman said the car failed the weights and measures section of inspection but wouldn’t go into detail about exactly how the car failed. But we do have an idea of how much it’s going to cost Keselowski and his team.
According to the NASCAR Rule Book, violations of the weights and measures section could carry possible penalties of 10 to 40 points, a one- to three-race suspension for the crew chief and fines of $25,000 to $75,000.
Keselowski finished fifth in Sunday’s Camping World 500 at Phoenix and as of right now, has 178 points. Of course some of those points may be deducted.
Brad Keselowski’s car definitely just got him into some huge trouble. And it’s not the way any driver wants to start their season.
We’ll update you all on the official penalty when NASCAR announces them this week.