NASCAR confirms no penalties for Ryan Newman after Talladega

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 19: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, leads Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 19:  Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd's Wicked Apple Ale Ford, leads Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 19: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd’s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, leads Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman will not face penalties for his car failing post-race inspection at Talladega Superspeedway. NASCAR released the news via Twitter just after noon Tuesday: “The No. 31 car has cleared post-race inspection from Talladega; there are no issues. Race damage caused the rear to be low.” #NASCAR @NASCARStats tweeted.

Newman started Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 11th. After spending much of the day just inside the top 10 he took the lead during a late round of pit stops. In all Newman was credited with leading three times for 10 laps including much of the final one until he was passed be eventual winner Brad Keselowski. In the chaotic final shuffle, Newman finished fifth.

In post-race inspection, NASCAR ruled that the No. 31 Chevy was too low. They seized the car and took it to the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord N.C. MORE>>>

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