Brad Keselowski actually had a decent finish at Pocono Raceway Monday. The Penske Racing driver finished third, in a race won by Kurt Busch. His third place was quite an accomplishment considering the obstacles he had to overcome. However, after it was over, Keselowski had some unkind words concerning the media and his team could be facing further penalties from NASCAR later this week.
Keselowski won his first career Pocono pole on Friday. At the start on Monday’s rain delayed race Keselowski wasn’t able to overcome his teammate Joey Logano who grabbed the lead. Keselowski was able to stay near the front of the 400-mile race. His troubles started however during the races second caution, a competition yellow on lap 16. Keselowski pitted and the race restarted, but on the restart Brian Scott spun and the third caution of the day was displayed. During that caution, NASCAR told the Penske crew that they would have to bring Keselowski in and repair what the sanctioning body called “unapproved body modifications”. A replay showed that during the competition pit stop, the jackman for Keselowski had body checked the area just in front of the right rear wheel. This type of modification had been used by many teams a couple of years ago and proved to help the aerodynamics of the car. NASCAR banned the practice prior to the 2015 season.
Monday the crew could be seen arguing with the NASCAR official on pit road for several moments.
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