By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Penske Racing arrived at Kansas Speedway with their teams intact as they appeal heavy penalties levied against them by NASCAR for bringing unapproved parts to Texas.
Six-race suspensions for seven crew members of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano were handed down Wednesday, along with $200,000 in fines and point penalties that dropped Keselowski from second to fourth and Logano from ninth to 14th in the standings.
Keselowski said he believes the rear-end housing on his No. 2 Ford that was confiscated by NASCAR and triggered the penalties was legal, and that he's looking forward to having the team's appeal heard. No date for it has been set.
Says Keselowski: "We're in an agree-to-disagree stage between Penske Racing and NASCAR."
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