Keselowski’s team hit with penalty after NNS Vegas win

Brad Keselowski's race-winning Nationwide Series car failed post-race inspection at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Three NASCAR Nationwide Series teams, including the No. 22 of race winner Brad Keselowski, have been penalized as a result of rules violations discovered during last weekend’s event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Keselowski’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford violated Sections 12-4.2 (P2 penalty) and 20A-12.3S (shock absorber exceeded maximum gas pressure). The violation was discovered during post-race inspection on March 8, and crew chief Jeremy Bullins has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

During opening day inspection on March 6, the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Elliott Sadler violated Sections 12-4.3 (P3 penalty) and 20A-2.3A (weight attached in unapproved location) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. As a result, crew chief Chris Gayle has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, car chief Todd Brewer has also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

The No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy of rookie Chase Elliott violated Sections 12-4.2 (P2 penalty) and 20A-12.8.1B (car exceeded minimum front height). This violation was discovered during post-race inspection on March 8 and crew chief Greg Ives has been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.