Keselowski on pole at Kansas but NASCAR penalty will mean overcoming adversity

 Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz and the Coors Light Pole award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 16, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz and the Coors Light Pole award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 16, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski will be at the front of the field Sunday, but a NASCAR penalty could hamper him. Keselowski scored his 10th NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Sunday putting down a lap of 27.621, 195.503 miles per hour to win the top spot for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400. The real winner Friday however may be Carl Edwards who will start second.

Keselowski and his team received their fourth written warning from NASCAR after last week’s event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Although the exact infraction wasn’t specified, NASCAR gave a warning to the team for violating Section 20.20 which has to do with “modification of the of existing components to affect the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle.” As a result of the streamlined system NASCAR introduced last August, the fourth warning means Keselowski and his Penske Racing team receives an automatic loss of pit selection for this weekend.

“I guess it’s like getting a nice cheesecake with no toppings,” Keselowski said. “I still like cheesecake. MORE>>>

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