By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor
Brad Keselowski was determined to record his first victory at his hometown track Sunday, but ultimately after leading 14 laps on the day, the driver from Rochester Hills, Michigan settled for a third place finish in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
To add insult to injury, Keselowski’s No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion failed the post-race Laser Inspection System (LIS). Any penalties won’t be announced until later on this week, but typically this infraction has been matched with a P3 penalty, which comes with a 15-point deduction and usually a $25,000 fine for the team’s crew chief.
Obviously at this point in the season any point or monetary fine is of minimal penalty to Keselowski and his team. As they have four wins already this season, and have secured a Chase Berth, nothing that happens between now and Richmond will change his post-season eligibility.
The rest of the cars that were inspected post-race passed, but NASCAR — per usual — did take some cars back to it’s R&D center for further evaluation.
The cars receiving extra teardown this week are: Kyle Larson’s race-winning No. 42 Chevrolet, Chase Elliott’s runner-up No. 24 Chevrolet, and Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota which finished seventh.