NASCAR on Wednesday levied stiff fines against the teams of reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano because their cars were found to have unapproved suspension systems before Saturday's race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Keselowski's crew chief Paul Wolfe, Logano's crew chief Todd Gordon and some other team members of the two Penske Racing Fords were suspended for the next six points-paying races along with the non-points Sprint All-Star Race on May 18.
The crew chiefs also were fined $100,000 each.
In addition, NASCAR docked 25 points each from Keselowski and Logano in the championship standings.
Keselowski, who visited President Obama on Tuesday in celebration of Keselowski's 2012 championship, had been second in the standings but he'll now drop to fourth. Logano was ninth and now drops to 14th.
The outspoken Keselowski had lashed out at NASCAR after NASCAR inspectors forced the Penske teams to make late changes to the rear-end housings of Keselowski's No. 2 Ford and Logano's No. 22 before Saturday's race.