NASCAR made waves in Cup Series after inflicting one of the harshest penalties in recent history RFK race and his co-owner, driver Brad Keselowski. The team was penalized for the unauthorized and illegitimate modification of a single vendor-supplied part, details of which NASCAR has yet to fully disclose.
The 2012 Cup Series Champion and his No. 6 team will be deducted 100 Owner Points, 100 Driver Points and 10 Playoff Points. Brad Keselowski will also see his crew chief Matt McCall miss out on the next 4 races and pay a hefty $100,000 fine.
With the stakes being at their highest, Brad Keselowski’s computer colleagues were reluctant to offer their thoughts on the issue at hand, but a number of them came forward and offered their understanding and opinions on the penalties.
Find out how the Cup Series grid reacted to Brad Keselowski’s penalty
The 2020 Cup Series Champion Track Elliot acknowledged the severity of the penalty and requested that NASCAR release the details of the reasons for the penalty for NASCAR’s future. His Hendrick Motorsports team-mate and reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Larson also acknowledged the severity but added that he found it difficult to comment further on it considering he was unaware of the issue.
“Fixed. Massive penalty. I’d like to know. I think it might be good for them, they don’t have to make it public, but I think it would be good for NASCAR to say, ‘Hey, they did that. “If there was a gray area there when they fixed the damage when something wasn’t intended, I think it would be good to learn more about the situation,” said Chase Elliott.
“I don’t know much about it. It’s hard for me to comment on that, I don’t even know what happened. Obviously high penalty. I don’t know much more than everyone else,” says Kyle Larson.
The 2004 Cup Series Champion Kurt Busch suggested it was a harsh penalty, adding that it was important to remain direct and close when changing distributed parts. The champion 2018 Joey Logano said the severity of the penalty has created an atmosphere of fear among teams when it comes to mods and the 2012 champion Kevin Harvick was about NASCAR’s efforts to ensure that the network is clean and fair.
“It’s a harsh punishment and it sets the tone that those pieces are going to be distributed and not to be messed with. I don’t know what they did to really comment on that. You have to try to stay on the right path,” said Kurt Busch.
“I’m pretty sure it scares everyone, which is probably part of NASCAR’s attention. They said they would step on the gas. We don’t know what it was. What happened. But we know the penalty was huge. I know we probably shouldn’t mess around,” says Joey Logano.
“I don’t know the severity. Obviously it must have been pretty harsh for that kind of punishment. I know that keeping this process clean is a priority for the shop and it’s better for everyone when it’s clean,” said Kevin Harvick.
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