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Penske Racing penalty timeline

April 30, 2013, Staff report,

Final appeal Tuesday concludes process

After the Nos. 2 and 22 cars failed multiple inspections just minutes ahead of the April 13 Texas race, Penske Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano were docked 25 points each and crew members were handed a bevy of fines and suspensions as a result of having unapproved rear-end housing parts.

Penske Racing had its appeal heard May 1, and a three-member panel upheld the original sanctions.

The appeals process ended for good Tuesday when Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook reduced suspensions to the two crews.

Below is complete coverage of the entire process from

Penalties softened

The penalties levied to Penske Racing drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano were softened Tuesday by Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook in a hearing at the NASCAR Research & Development Center. Crew members from both teams got their six-week suspensions reduced. | Read the full story | Video: Reactions from R&D

Open letter from Kes

In an open letter published on his website, Brad Keselowski apologized to David Ragan for his critical comments following Ragan’s win Sunday. The letter was published Tuesday afternoon, while the final Penske Racing appeals process was underway.| Read the full story

Wild card Middlebrook

Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook has been somewhat unpredictable in his short tenure in the position, making Tuesday’s final say on the Penske case a rather interesting one for NASCAR fans to track. | Read the full story

NASCAR upholds penalties

After stating their case before a three-person delegation for the National Stock Car Racing Commission, Penske Racing learned the penalties levied against them were upheld. The team appealed the ruling to the Chief Appellate Officer. | Read the full story

Diverse appeals board

Ever wonder who will be helping to decide the appeals for Penske Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing in the next couple weeks? Check out David Caraviello’s quick profiles of the 48 people involved, including Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook. | Read the full story

Kes cashes in

Brad Keselowski outdueled a pair of fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars to win his first Nationwide Series race of the year Friday. Keselowski’s win ended Kyle Busch’s three-race series winning streak. | Read the full story

Overcoming obstacles

Brad Keselowski’s rough week spilled over into the start of Sunday’s race when his No. 2 Ford experienced trouble. But as he has so many times, Keselowski and his team rallied from the adversity for a top-10 finish. | Read the full story

Not it

Jimmie Johnson met with the media for the first time since NASCAR announced Brad Keselowski's punishment for his failed pre-race inspection. The five-time champion denied any involvement in the process. | Read the full story

Champ speaks out

Penalized 25 points and without his crew chief for six races, Brad Keselowski responded to sanctions handed down by NASCAR. He says not to write him off this weekend just yet. | Read the full story

Logano in trouble?

Most of the spotlight surrounding the Penske punishment has been on defending series champion Brad Keselowski. Chase hopeful Joey Logano may have been impacted even more. | Read the full story

NASCAR lowers boom on Penske

NASCAR came down hard on Brad Keselowski and Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano for technical violations discovered before the race at Texas Motor Speedway, docking each driver 25 championship points and unleashing a flurry of suspensions that includes both crew chiefs. | Read the full story

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