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NASCAR Makes Right Call with MWR Penalties, Adding Ryan Newman to Chase

NASCAR has been criticized countless times over the years for looking the other way when teams have bent—if not blatantly broken—the rules. But on Monday, the sanctioning body not only got it right, but it also flexed its muscle to show it meant business, assessing a number of unprecedented penalties against several members of Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of Saturday's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. NASCAR fined MWR a record $300,000, suspended team general manager Ty Norris indefinitely, docked driver Clint Bowyer 50 driver points (prior to the points being reset for the Chase for the Sprint Cup) and also docked driver Brian Vickers 50 points in the standings, per ESPN. But pe...

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