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Brad Keselowski Docked Points After Failing LIS in Michigan

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer

Brad Keselowski finished third at his home track in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, but the result comes with a fine after NASCAR assessed Keselowski’s No. 2 team with a P2 level penalty.

Keselowski was docked 10 points and crew chief Paul Wolfe was fined $15,000 after the 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion’s car failed post-race laser inspection at Michigan International Speedway.

Team Penske owner Roger Penske was also docked 10 points in the owner’s standings as a result of the penalty. However, neither Penske nor Keselowski will lose their bonus points and automatic berth for the upcoming first round of the Chase.

Keselowski’s team was additionally assessed a written warning for failing the LIS machine twice in pre-race.

Regan Smith and Camping World Truck Series driver Spencer Gallagher were also issued penalties after the weekend at Michigan.

Smith’s No. 7 Tommy Baldin Racing team will lose pit selection after failing laser inspection twice before the race.

Gallagher was fined $5,000 for approaching the racing surface after an incident with Christopher Bell in Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200.

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Aaron Bearden is a Contributing Writer for Motorsports Tribune, handling coverage of both the Verizon IndyCar Series and ABB FIA Formula E Championship. A native Hoosier, Bearden has attended races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since he was three years old. He can be found on social media at @AaronBearden93.

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