A racing incident…
The conflict with Newman began on lap 248, when Newman spun out while racing for position with Montoya.
“He never touched me other than when we were both going for the same real estate,” Newman said.
Newman took full blame for Montoya’s crash, which NASCAR officials accepted as a racing incident and not retaliation.
“I felt bad for the situation because, obviously, it looked like I was retaliating, but that’s not the case,” Newman said. “I felt for Juan. I felt bad for the situation and him catching on fire and everything. I did not crash him on purpose and we’ll go on.”