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Was Newman Fined $50,000 For Punching Montoya?

[1]Following the announcement of the $150,000 fine Richard Childress Racing owner Richard Childress received [2] for punching Kyle Busch after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, rumors started to circulate that Ryan Newman was fined $50,000 for punching Juan Pablo Montoya during a meeting at Darlington Raceway. The meeting stemmed from their incident in the Crown Royal Presents 400 [3] at Richmond International Raceway.

On May 6th, Montoya and Newman were summoned to the NASCAR hauler for a meeting. NASCAR said that meeting did not go as they had hoped it would.

Both Newman and NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp declined to comment on whether or not Newman was fined.