DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR officials issued a L2-penalty to the No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing team on Thursday morning, docking the team 100 driver points and 100 owner points to significantly impact the team’s path to the postseason.
The penalty came under Sections 14.1 and 14.5 in the NASCAR Rule Book, both of which pertain to the modification of a single source supplied part.
In addition to the points penalties, crew chief Matt McCall was fined $100,000 and suspended from the next four NASCAR Cup Series points races.
Should the No. 6 team of Brad Keselowski qualify for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, it will be penalized with the loss of 10 NASCAR Playoff points.
Prior to Sunday’s race at Atlanta, Keseowski’s No. 6 car was sent to the rear of the field for unapproved adjustments. The violations announced Thursday morning were discovered during teardown inspection at the NASCAR R&D Center following the race weekend.
The 100-point penalty will take Keselowski from 16th in the standings with 122 points to 35th, behind every full-time driver in the field.
NASCAR officials released a more stringent penalty structure for the 2022 Cup Series season in January, introducing a list of deterrence options on a three-tiered system — from L1 to L3.