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NASCAR penalizes teams of Ryan Newman, Chris Buescher

After his hard-fought win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Michigan's own Brad Keselowski looks to capture the checkered flag for the first time at his home track.

NASCAR confiscated the spoilers from the Roush Fenway Racing teams of Ryan Newman and Chris Buescher during inspection before Saturday’s Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.

Both cars will start at the rear. Newman and Buescher each lose 20 points, each team loses 20 owner points and each team’s crew chief will be fined $25,000 for the infraction.

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NASCAR said that both teams violated Section. 12.4.12.b of the Cup rule book that states:

  • Except as specified, spoilers must be used exactly as supplied from the manufacturer.

Newman was to have started 13th. Buescher was to have started 22nd.