Although Logano will still be able to keep the win, he will not be able to use it to secure an automatic spot in the playoffs.
NASCAR confirmed that it had discovered a rear suspension problem on Logano's No.22 Ford during the inspection and teardown process.
But as for Team Penske starting to earn a reputation breaking the rules, Logano found the accusation undeserved.
Brad Keselowski, Logano's teammate, was penalized after his No. 2 auto failed postrace inspection following a fifth-place finish March 19 race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Joey Logano defended Team Penske as the "most professional" team in auto racing Friday, one day after he was virtually stripped of his win at Richmond.
Series star Dale Earnhardt Jr. called the Penske drivers out on the same issue last month.
Gordon also said: "If you look at our rear suspension. there's not really a whole lot of tomfoolery that goes on to hide something like this". The No. 22 team failed to do so and was penalized accordingly.
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Video from Sunday's race in Richmond shows Keselowski swerving immediately after the race, although Logano doesn't. "We'll have Miles our race engineer, which is involved with every step of the way every single week with Todd every weekend, so that will be a great fit". Team Penske has yet to announce its decision for an appeal.
It also means that the win is considered encumbered, a term that NASCAR has had in place since last season but never used until now.
However, despite the penalty, Logano is still the official victor of the Richmond race. Race winners automatically advance to the playoffs and each win counts for five points to use in the playoffs. In addition, there is a loss of 25 driver points and 25 owners points. NASCAR said on Thursday the truck arm in the back of the auto was installed improperly.
The exact rule broken dealt with modifying parts that enhanced the driver's ability to move through the corners of the track.
NASCAR gives winning cars a follow-up inspection at its R&D Center in Concord, N.C. - that's where Logano's auto infraction was discovered.
"We are disappointed by the notice, however, we do not plan to appeal the penalty". Obviously, from the outside we've lost all the benefits of the win.
Keselowski finished second to his teammate at Richmond and his vehicle was also taken for a further inspection. The suspension comes at a time when Team Penske's other MENCS crew chief Paul Wolfe is serving a suspension as well. The penalty is a sharp rebuke of the team and a setback to be sure.