Sprint Cup drivers usually leave the track with a win, a loss or a D.N.F. Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski left their appeals hearing with both a loss and a win.
Chief Appeals Officer John Middlebrook upheld the team's loss of 25 points and $200,000 in fines, but he did reduce the crew suspensions from six weeks down to two weeks. That means that they will miss this weekend Southern 500, the All Star Race and the Coca Cola 600.
Logano and Keselowski will have their team members back for the FEDEX 400 at Dover.
Team owner Roger Penske said that was the "most important" part of the decision. He says the "key thing" is having his crew back at the track.
If you remember, NASCAR inspectors confiscated parts from the rear suspensions of the cars before the April 13 race at Texas. Penske said the parts were approved but the organization was working in a gray area of the rule book in how they were used.
Up next for the NASCAR appeals process, Matt Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing.