NASCAR penalizes Brad Keselowski after Bristol truck win

Brad Keselowski drove his No. 19 Ford truck to victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Brad Keselowski’s first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win last Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway now has an asterisk beside it.

Keselowski, who driving a Brad Keselowski Racing Ford went to Victory Lane for the first time in 62 series starts, was one of three truck drivers and owners penalized by NASCAR Tuesday afternoon after their trucks failed to meet height requirements in post-race inspection.

Also penalized were the teams of rookie driver Cole Custer and four-time series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. The infraction for all three teams constitutes a P2 level penalty on NASCAR’s first-year six-tier deterrence system.

As a result of the violations, crew chiefs Joe Shear (Custer), Doug Randolph (Keselowski) and Doug George (Hornaday) have each been fined $5,000.

Each team has also been penalized with the loss of 10 championship driver and 10 championship owner points. This includes drivers Custer and Hornaday along with owners Gene Haas, Keselowski and Steve Turner.