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NASCAR's Penske Racing penalties upheld by board

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:39 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:41 a.m. CST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A three-member appeals board upheld NASCAR's sweeping penalties against Penske Racing for a failed inspection last month at Texas and team owner Roger Penske vowed to take the ruling to the series' highest level.

The three-member National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel unanimously upheld all penalties levied against the organization, including defending champion Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, over confiscated parts in the rear suspensions of the drivers' Fords. NASCAR chief appellate officer John Middlebrook will hear Penske's final appeal next Tuesday.

"Obviously a disappointing outcome with the panel," Penske said. "We have a good case and we are allowed under the NASCAR rules in the rule book to appeal this to the next level. We've notified NASCAR that we will appeal this ruling today to the next level."