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Sports briefs: Appeal board upholds NASCAR penalties against Penske

Published May 1, 2013 5:07 pm

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Auto racing • A three-member appeals board upheld NASCAR's sweeping penalties against Penske Racing on Wednesday 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.

Penske declined to discuss much of the case because the team will argue again Tuesday before Middlebrook. But he has previously said the team was working in a gray area of the rule book when NASCAR confiscated the parts.

Bayern Munich advances to final

Soccer • Bayern Munich advanced to the Champions League final for the third time in four years, routing Barcelona on 7-0 aggregate and advancing to the first all-German final against Borussia Dortmund.

Coasting from a 4-0 win in the first leg at home last week, Bayern beat Barcelona 3-0 Wednesday night in the second leg on goals by Arjen Robben in the 49th minute and Thomas Mueller in the 76th around Gerard Pique's own goal in the 72nd.

From wire reports