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Penske Racing gets date in court May 1 before NASCAR appeal panel

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    NASCAR driver Joey Logano, center, poses with Marines,, loeft, and soldiers, right, during a news conference for the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 auto race on May 26 in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski, left, signs autographs in the garage area at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) (The Associated Press)

Penske Racing will appeal the penalties levied against defending champion Brad Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano on May 1.

NASCAR will select three panel members from a list of 48 eligible people to hear the appeal in Concord, N.C.

NASCAR seized parts from the rear suspensions of both Penske cars in pre-race inspection at Texas. Series officials alleged the parts were not approved, and it levied $200,000 in fines, six-race suspensions to crew members and points penalties that dropped Keselowski and Logano in the Sprint Cup standings.

Team owner Roger Penske says the parts were approved, but NASCAR alleged they had been modified before use.