National Stock Car Racing Commissioner Charles Strang, the final appellant authority in NASCAR, has thrown out penalties assessed to Robert Yates Racing's No. 90 Busch Series team dating back to the Aug. 4 race at Montreal.
In eliminating the 25 car owner and driver point penalties and the $5,000 fine to crew chief Charles Barraclough, Strang found "the results of the inspection process are not adequate to prove culpability on the part of the appellant or his associates."
Strang's decision was announced in a statement released Thursday.
The team had originally appealed to the National Stock Car Racing Commission and had the penalty reduced, but elected to make a final appeal to Strang, which was held on Wednesday.
NASCAR inspectors had originally determined that divider pistons in both front shock absorbers were not installed to specifications on driver Stephen Leicht's car during the Montreal race weekend.