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Newman's car fails post-race inspection

#31-Ryan Newman's great Sunday has apparently hit a bit of a snag. Newman picked up a fifth-place finish in the Contender Round elimination race at Talladega Superspeedway to make the Eliminator Round of the Chase with a 27-point cushion over the ninth-place cutoff. But now comes late word from 'Dega that Newman's #31 Richard Childress Racing Chevy has failed post-race inspection after being found to be too low on both sides according to NASCAR. The sanctioning body will take the car back to its Research and Development Center in North Carolina, along with those of race winner Brad Keselowski, runner-up Matt Kenseth, and Kasey Kahne. Obviously, the question is whether Newman will be penalized championship points for the infraction on his car - and if so, how many? USA Today writer and NASCAR on NBC contributor Nate Ryan leafed through the NASCAR rulebook to perhaps find an answer.
"Newman's car will be examined by #nascar. Per the 2014 rulebook, it seems it could be a P3 penalty, which would be a 15-point deduction."
A penalty such as that would not affect Newman's Chase standing. It also bears noting that Newman was among those involved in today's crash at Lap 102 of 188, so that could play into how NASCAR decides this matter, too.(NBC Sports)(10-19-2014)
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This article says that the penalty could be a P4 which would knock Newman out and put Kasey into the Chase.

http://beta.sportingnews.com/article/46 ... ogle.ca%2F
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TbayFinn wrote:This article says that the penalty could be a P4 which would knock Newman out and put Kasey into the Chase.

http://beta.sportingnews.com/article/46 ... ogle.ca%2F

think that is pockrass trying to make his writing more important. No where does it say it could be but "if" it is. Nate Ryan said he went through & said if he gets any points deductions it would only be a p3. Which would make it kind of a lesser story. This is pockrass trying to make it a cliffhanger.
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Post Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:22 pm

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I thought they got rid of the ride height rule this year.
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Post Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:51 pm

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From @NASCAR_Wonka on Twitter this morning:

Ryan Newman demonstrates why his car wasn't too low.
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Post Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:23 pm

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HiddenHollow wrote:From @NASCAR_Wonka on Twitter this morning:

Ryan Newman demonstrates why his car wasn't too low.
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Post Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:37 pm

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NOT AGAIN ???? Was it a Quarter width too low or a Quarter width too high? :lol:
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wolfgang wrote:NOT AGAIN ???? Was it a Quarter width too low or a Quarter width too high? :lol:

according to Nate Ryan. Ryan is safe to continue his Chase bid. Sounds like worse case scenario is Luke might get a fine.
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TbayFinn wrote:This article says that the penalty could be a P4 which would knock Newman out and put Kasey into the Chase.


http://beta.sportingnews.com/article/46 ... ogle.ca%2F


KB was the last Chaser out because of BK's win. Kyle would have been safe in 8th but because BK won, he took himself out of the last 4. At least I think that's how it would go...
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Rochelle wrote:
TbayFinn wrote:This article says that the penalty could be a P4 which would knock Newman out and put Kasey into the Chase.


http://beta.sportingnews.com/article/46 ... ogle.ca%2F


KB was the last Chaser out because of BK's win. Kyle would have been safe in 8th but because BK won, he took himself out of the last 4. At least I think that's how it would go...

no Kasey was 3 points out because of Brads win. Kyle was something like 6 points out.
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The Newman News...!!!!!!!!


UPDATE – NASCAR has announced (via Twitter) that the No. 31 did indeed pass inspection and that the car was too low as a result of damage that it sustained in a wreck on the track. No penalties will be handed down to the No. 31 team and their spot in the chase is not in question. Kasey Kahne will remain on the outside of the chase looking in.

End of Update –

Thus far the chase has been a fairly tale for Ryan Newman and the No. 31 team. Following a 5th place finish at Talladega and a spectacular performance in the second round of the chase, Newman and company are looking to win a championship in 2014. However, things may have taken a turn for the worse as it seems there was an issue that was discovered with the No. 31 machine following the race at Talladega.

According to Bob Pockrass of Sporting News, Newman’s No. 31 machine was found to be too low in the rear and on both sides during post-race inspection. NASCAR does not announce its penalties for failing post-race inspection until late Tuesday each week. Newman advanced to the third round of the chase with a 27-point advantage over Kasey Kahne.

The only good new here is that NASCAR tends to hand out point penalties in 25-point increments. If NASCAR were to fine Newman 25 points for this infraction he would still make the next round of the chase. If Newman and his team are fined more than 25 points, he will not make the third round of the chase and there will be no life for Kahne and the No. 5 team. Aside from a straight-up fine NASCAR could also DQ him from the race which means he would lose the points he earned on Sunday or they could park him next week (which is the least likely thing to happen). If he is disqualified Kahne would in all likelihood move into the next round and if he is parked his chances of winning a championship will most likely require a win a Texas or Phoenix.

The most recent point-penalty gave out by NASCAR was in July when Denny Hamlin was docked 75 points. Aside from the points, monetary fines and suspensions were given out when Hamlin’s No. 11 machine was found to not have the firewall block-off plates sealed properly at Indianapolis. A similar type of penalty would crush Newman’s championship dreams this season.

Beyond the Flag will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Christopher Olmstead is the Editor of BeyondTheFlag.com on the FanSided Network. Follow us on Twitter @Beyond_The_Flag and “Like” us on Facebook.


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Post Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:53 pm

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Thanks for the update Dick.

Good news for sure!
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Post Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:17 pm

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They pass,they pass! YES YES YES!!!! :D
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Post Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:10 am

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Schmoopy1000 wrote:
Rochelle wrote:
TbayFinn wrote:This article says that the penalty could be a P4 which would knock Newman out and put Kasey into the Chase.


http://beta.sportingnews.com/article/46 ... ogle.ca%2F


KB was the last Chaser out because of BK's win. Kyle would have been safe in 8th but because BK won, he took himself out of the last 4. At least I think that's how it would go...

no Kasey was 3 points out because of Brads win. Kyle was something like 6 points out.


That's not what it showed on the standings board when the race ended, it showed 5, 2, 48, 88 in the last spots, 9th-12th, with Kyle 8th. So if I'm wrong, so was the board. And no I don't mind being wrong when it's legit
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Post Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:53 pm

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Kyle and Kanne are lucky they made it this far, they were never consistent the year through!
Dale Jr. was no surprise either, Johnson is the only surprise I see out so far. :shock:
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