Brad Keselowski looks on in the garage before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski's standing in the chase for his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship is an encouraging sign of where his team is headed.
The Penske Racing driver foresees a better outlook once his team gets a handle on the circuit's rules process.
Keselowski was docked six points by NASCAR on Tuesday after his No. 2 Ford failed post-race inspection at Dover for being too low. Combined with April's 25-point penalty for having an illegal part at Texas, he enters this weekend's race at Pocono Raceway 10th in points instead of possibly fourth.
While neither the team nor Keselowski disputes NASCAR's latest punishment, Keselowski says it has them more determined to bounce back and earn their first victory of the season, which they believe is within reach.