On Thursday, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel handed down its decision on the fines levied against RFK Racing’s No. 6 Ford team and Brad Keselowski.
After an inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR issued RFK Racing’s No. 6 Ford team an L2-grade penalty. The team was penalized 100 points in both the driver and owner standings, 10 playoff points were taken away, crew chief Matt McCall was suspended for four races, and a $100,000 fine was imposed.
Those penalties have been maintained, which is unfortunate for the RFK Racing No. 6 squad. As a result, Keselowski will continue to finish 31st in the Cup Series standings.
THESE FINES HAVE BEEN UPHELD because RFK Racing allegedly breached Sections 14.1 and 14.5 of the NASCAR Rule Book.
On the other hand, the NASCAR world is left wondering what the team did wrong to merit such a severe penalty.
Can we know exactly what they did now? https://t.co/SKcBJ0MIt3
— Eric Estepp (@EricEstepp17) April 7, 2022
“I’m sure it did,” one admirer remarked, “since y’all totally hate him.” “I’m tired of it.”
Yeah I’m sure it did because y’all freaking hate him. So sick of it. https://t.co/HXyuky6xAv
— Sarah Hendo!! (@sarah_renee32) April 7, 2022
Another NASCAR fan posted, “NASCAR is biased and corrupt.” “That’s obviously biased; there would be no penalties f it had been Hendrick.” It didn’t matter if it was a Chevy or not.
That’s absolutely being biased, if it was Hendrick there would be zero penalty’s. Or even if it was a Chevrolet. NASCAR is being biased and corrupt https://t.co/Yby8hwsyK7
— Ethan✝️🍎 (@Ethan22226) April 7, 2022
With its decision, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel sent a strong message.
Engineer Josh Sell has taken over as acting crew chief for RFK Racing after Matt McCall was caught in the crossfire.