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Team Penske will make final appeal of Phoenix penalty to Brad Keselowski’s team

Penalties handed down to Brad Keselowski and his team after Phoenix were upheld on Wednesday, but Team Penske has one final appeal opportunity.

After being denied by a three-member panel Wednesday, Team Penske will make a final appeal of the penalty to Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 team from Phoenix Raceway.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the case would be heard by National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss, but it was expected the final appeal hearing date probably wouldn’t be determined until Thursday.

With NASCAR off for Easter weekend, the next Cup Series race is April 23 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Paul Wolfe, crew chief for Keselowski, has had his three-race suspension deferred the past two races while awaiting Wednesday’s appeal.

Wolfe already has sat out Fontana, so he potentially would miss the races at Bristol and Richmond International Raceway.

Here’s the statement from Team Penske:

While we are disappointed in today’s results, we plan to immediately request a final appeal hearing as outlined in the NASCAR rulebook. While the appeals process runs its course, we will continue to move forward and our focus will remain on getting prepared for the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway.