Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe to work races as appeal delayed to May

Brad Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe plans to continue to work races as the Team Penske final appeal hearing scheduled for Wednesday was postponed to May 9.

NASCAR Final Appeals officer Bryan Moss had to reschedule the hearing because he became ill.

Penske already lost its first appeal of the penalties -- a three-race suspension and $65,000 fine to Wolfe and a reduction of 35 points to Keselowski -- for their fifth-place car at Phoenix having too much rear skew in the March 19 race.

Wolfe sat out one race, but his suspension is deferred through the final appeal. He could choose to sit out this weekend at Richmond and/or next weekend at Talladega. The races after the appeal are at Kansas and Charlotte. Whether Wolfe would have to also sit out both the all-star race (an exhibition) and the 600-mile points race at Charlotte likely would be determined by Moss.

Team owner Roger Penske has said the appeal is based on procedures, and that NASCAR in past years has allowed cars more time to make multiple attempts at passing postrace inspection. NASCAR does not have any rules that specify how many chances a team gets to pass postrace tech or any written procedures for when it decides to allow multiple attempts.