Penske Racing's Brad Keselowski has been docked six points after his car failed a post-race technical inspection. 

Keselowski finished fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Dover, Delaware on Sunday but his car failed a front ride-height test at the end of the weekend.

The fifth place helped Keselowski earn 40 points in the Sprint Cup standings but after the six points were docked, it means the 29-year-old will drop two places to tenth in the championship standings. He now trails points leader Jimmie Johnson by 104 points.

The Dover race was won by Tony Stewart with former Formula One driver Juan Pablo Montoya finishing in second. Johnson finished down the pack, one lap behind the leader in 17th. 

The win boosted Stewart up to 16th in the driver standings, 135 points behind Johnson who has 473 racing points.

The next NASCAR Sprint Cup race takes place in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Sunday where Keselowski will be able to race.

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