Thursday morning NASCAR announced massive penalties issued against Brad Keselowski and his new race team RFK Racing for illegally modifying a supplied part on the Next Gen car.
Keselowski was docked 100 driver points and the No. 6 Ford team docked 100 owner points.
Matt McCall RFK Crew chief also was fined $100,000 and suspended from the next four Cup Series races.
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Why NASCAR handed massive penalty to Brad Keselowski and RFK
According to Bob Pockrass sources he’s spoken to informed him that the issue on Brad Keselowski car had to do with the body at the rear of the car.
Brad Keselowski will drop from 16th in the Cup points standings to 35th behind Garrett Smithley. The 38-y-o now has 22 Cup Series points this season.
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“To make sure that all of those things stay above board, there’s going to have to be a culture shift from the way that the teams and NASCAR, for that matter, have done business,” NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition Scott Miller said in January when announcing the new penalty structure. “So this deterrence model has more meat in it, more meaningful penalties, but I think we all thought that it was time for this with the introduction of the new car.”