RFK Racing has informed NASCAR that it will challenge Brad Keselowski’s No. 6 Ford team’s L2 level penalty, which was issued on Thursday.
Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing published a statement on Friday afternoon announcing that it will appeal the L2-level punishment handed down by NASCAR regulators to its No. 6 NASCAR Cup Series squad.
“In connection with the fines imposed yesterday by NASCAR, we have filed a notice of appeal and look forward to the opportunity to work through the process,” the team said in a statement posted on the organization’s official Twitter account.
Neither NASCAR nor the team has provided precise specifics about what led to the punishment, which is customary practice before an appeal is heard. NASCAR mentioned the provision of the rulebook that deals with the body of the Next Gen racing vehicle and changing single-source provided parts in its penalty report.
Matt McCall, Keselowski’s crew chief, was fined $100,000 and suspended for the next four NASCAR Cup Series races. RFK Racing will not ask for the ban to be deferred until after the appeal is heard, therefore McCall will miss this weekend’s races at Circuit of The Americas.
In addition, the No. 6 team was deducted 100 driver and owner points. If Keselowski qualifies for the playoffs, he will also lose 10 points.
During a teardown check at the NASCAR R&D Center, the infringement on Keselowski’s car was discovered. After last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, officials took Keselowski’s car and Chase Elliott’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for a thorough inspection.
Keselowski finished 12th in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 after starting at the back of the pack due to an illegal alteration. The appeal will be heard and considered by a three-member panel from the National Motorsports Appeals Panel at a later date.