Another NASCAR race is in the books, and once again another name is being thrown around as a title contender.
NASCAR cracked down on Penske Racing on Wednesday, suspending seven crew members of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano and levying $200,000 in fines.
Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower spine during Sunday’s last-lap crash at Fontana, Calif., his racing team said Monday.
Roger Penske bristled Monday at “petty” barbs against Joey Logano for his wealthy upbringing and defended his driver in the fallout from Sunday’s race at California that left Denny Hamlin in a hospital.
The race ended with Hamlin in the hospital, Logano in a shoving match with Tony Stewart, and Kyle Busch celebrating a victory that seemed secondary to all the fury at Fontana.
NASCAR has penalized two championship contending teams for problems found during qualifying at Daytona.