Jeff Burton Urges NASCAR to Make Brad Keselowski & RFK Racing’s Appeal Public

Published 03/31/2022, 1:48 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 05: Brad Keselowski (#6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Violet Defense Ford) answers questions for a media press conference during the Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum NASCAR Cup Series race on February 05, 2022, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

At this point, we all know Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing has been hit with a massive fine. And, it’s not a small fine, not small by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, crew chief Matt McCall has been fined $100,000 and suspended from the next four NASCAR Cup Series championship points events.

The team has been assessed with the loss of 100 owner points, 100 driver points, and 10 NASCAR Playoff points. However, RKF Racing has appealed regarding the matter. NASCAR said, “RFK Racing’s appeal of L2-level penalties assessed after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be heard April 7. NASCAR officials confirmed Monday three members from the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are scheduled to meet and consider the appeal a week from Thursday.”

Feb 16, 2022; Daytona, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (6) during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

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Jeff Burton Shares His Thoughts on How Brad Keselowski’s Penalty Should be Handled

Brad Keselowski isn’t the first person to be slammed by a 100 point penalty by NASCAR though. In fact, in 2007, Clint Bowyer was given a 100 point penalty for exceeding the tolerances for the height of the left quarter panel, which was set by NASCAR. Why was this story from 2007 relevant here? Well, Jeff Burton talks about how these hearings should be made public.

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In fact, he said, “I asked Richard Childress if I could present Clint Bowyer’s appeal in 2007″. He then talked about RFK’s appeal, “They (Rouch Fenway Keselowski Racing) didn’t appeal for the fun of it, they feel like they have a case to make. And, of course, I wish we could hear those deals, and, you know, it’ll be fun to listen to those appeals. It would be awesome, it’s great entertainment for me, I would like it.”

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All in all, it’s unfortunate to see a Cup Series contender hit with such a heavy penalty, even though NASCAR does make the rules clear. However, we would love to hear the appeals ourselves, even though, it’s a very ambitious request.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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