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DOVER, DE - SEPTEMBER 26: Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 U.S. ARMY Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 26, 2009 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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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