The root of Brad Keselowski’s explosive accusations that NASCAR was “targeting” Penske Racing teams last week apparently is that he believed another team — hint, hint, Hendrick Motorsports — urged inspectors to look at the rear end housings of the No. 2 and No. 22 Fords.
As a result, those parts were seized and will likely mean big fines, a points penalty and suspensions for Keselowski’s crew chief Paul Wolfe and Joey Logano’s crew chief Todd Gordon.
While Keselowski did not name the Hendrick group directly, he said: “There’s so much stuff going on (in the garage), you guys have no idea.”
It just so happens that at Texas, Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford was parked beside the No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet and the Logano’s No. 22 Ford was parked beside the No. 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in the garage.
Next thing you know both Fords are undergoing microscopic pre-race inspections, so much so that Logano was almost late for the start of Sunday’s race.