Date set for Team Penske’s appeal of Brad Keselowski postrace penalty at Phoenix

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Team Penske’s appeal of the penalty to Brad Keselowski’s team from postrace violations at Phoenix Raceway has been scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, April 12. A three-member panel from the National Stock Car Racing Commission will consider the case.

Keselowski was docked 35 points, and crew chief Paul Wolfe was suspended for three races, after the No. 2 Ford failed “weights and measures” on the laser inspection station platform following a fifth-place finish March 19 at Phoenix.

Wolfe sat out the following race at Fontana as the team mulled an appeal. After the appeal was filed March 29, he was granted a deferment allowing him to be on the pit box Sunday at Martinsville Speedway for Keselowski’s first victory at the 0.526-mile oval.

The deferment will remain in place for Sunday’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, meaning Wolfe will be the crew chief for the 500-mile race on fresh asphalt.

After the win at Martinsville, team owner Roger Penske talked about his team’s chances for winning the appeal.