By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR confiscated braces from the right-rear corners of the three Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Sprint up Series entries — the No. 3 of Austin Dillon, the No. 27 of Paul Menard and the No. 31 of Ryan Newman — prior to the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. No penalties are expected, according to a report on NASCAR.com.
All three cars made multiple trips through inspectin before the parts were confiscated. The braces were not replaced before the race, because, according to RCR General Manager Mike Dillon, there was not time to do so. According to NASCAR, they’re optional equipment.
The braces in question are located near the cars’ rear wheels. The ones confiscaated from RCR on Sunday have been taken to NASCAR’s Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., for further study.
Without the braces, Dillon finished 11th, Menard 18th and Newman 24th at Atlanta.
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