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Newman dodges penalty for inspection

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR decided Tuesday not to penalize Ryan Newman after his car failed inspection following the race at Talladega.

The Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was found to be too low in the rear on both sides of the car after Sunday's race. NASCAR brought it back to North Carolina for a further inspection and concluded that damage during the race was to blame.

"I was happy with the fact NASCAR took the time to take the car back to the tech center and analyze everything," Newman said during an appearance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "In the end, they saw that the damage from being hit from behind was enough to knock the back of the car enough down to take it out of its (clearance) window."

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