Brad Keselowski became a social media darling after hopping on Twitter during a lengthy delay in the Daytona 500.

Turns out, tweeting from the car isn't cool with NASCAR.

Keselowski was fined $25,000 on Monday for tweeting during the red flag at Phoenix International Raceway.

The punishment was confusing to fans who vented on Twitter, wondering why Keselowski was punished for Sunday's tweets when he was celebrated by NASCAR for doing the exact same thing in February's season-opening race.

Some alleged the Sprint Cup Series points leader was being disciplined for his profanity-laced outburst after Sunday's crash- and fight-marred race.

NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp on Tuesday dismissed such theories, saying drivers had been told after the Daytona 500 that electronic devices -- including cellphones -- could not be carried inside the race cars.

  • Graham Rahal, 23, will be paired with his father when he drives next year for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

    Bobby Rahal is the team's co-owner and winner of three championships along with the 1986 Indianapolis 500.

    Golf

    Jason Day beat Stacy Lewis with birdie on the second hole of a playoff to lift the PGA Tour past the LPGA Tour in the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge in Henderson, Nev. Nick Watney holed a 45-foot birdie putt on the final hole in regulation to force the playoff.

    NHL

    Representatives of the NHL and the players union did not meet Tuesday -- the 59th day of the lockout -- but their leaders say they are open to having a mediator help reach common ground. Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, said in an email to The Philadelphia Inquirer that the sides are "very far apart."

    Steve Fehr, special counsel to the NHL Players Association, implied that a labor deal might not be far off.

    College football

    The Oregonian newspaper cited an unnamed source as saying Oregon free safety Avery Patterson is out for the season. Patterson seriously injured his left knee in the second quarter of Oregon's 59-17 victory at Cal last Saturday night.

    Miscellany

    Lindsey Vonn remained hospitalized in Colorado with "severe intestinal pain" that has been affecting her for the past two weeks.

    Vonn's spokesman, Lewis Kay, wrote in an email that the four-time overall World Cup champion skier was "awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain."

  • Jerry Colangelo has been re-elected to a second term as chairman of USA Basketball.

  • A Brazilian hospital says Pele is in good condition after surgery.

    The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo did not release details, but local media said the soccer great had a hip operation.

  • The Arena Football League is moving to the CBS Sports Network cable channel. The league and network said they had agreed to a two-year deal.