No penalties issued for modified roof flaps at Daytona

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NASCAR has declined to issue penalties to the 31 cars that had altered roof flaps last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

Fifteen NASCAR Nationwide, and sixteen Cup series drivers roof flaps were confiscated by NASCAR on Thursday. The roof-flap spacers had been illegally machined down to reduce weight. NASCAR made teams install new unmodified roof flaps before they went out on the track.

Cup Teams listed: #1-McMurray, #2-Keselowski, #9-Ambrose, #11-Hamlin, #13-Mears, #15-Bowyer, #16-Biffle, #17-Stenhouse Jr., #18-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #21-Bayne, #22-Logano, #43-Almirola, #55-Waltrip, #56-Truex Jr. and #99-Edwards.

Vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said a review of the roof flaps determined that safety was not compromised by the modifications nor was there an impact on competition.

“Moving forward, we will work with the roof flap manufacturer and the race teams to evaluate and optimize the associated installation hardware, review the process in its totality and communicate in a timely manner to the garage area any revisions that we determine need to be made,” Pemberton said.

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