No Fine For Ryan Newman's Comments

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By Alabama News Network

NASCAR said Tuesday that Ryan Newman will not be fined for his rebuke of NASCAR on live television following a late accident at Talladega.
   
Newman's race ended Sunday in a 12-car accident when Kurt Busch's car barrel-rolled on top of his car.
   
Newman said his TV interview was solely to complain that NASCAR had made plenty of safety advances but still couldn't figure out how to keep cars on the track. He used a vulgarity in his interview.
   
Not fining Newman is consistent with NASCAR chairman Brian France's decision to give drivers' permission to criticize anything but the cars and the on-track product.  Denny Hamlin was fined $25,000 in March for saying he didn't think NASCAR's new car races as well as the old car.

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