NASCAR & Auto Racing

Notes | Newman's Dodge fails post-race inspection, more

Some short takes from the Texas weekend notebook:

 The No. 12 Dodge of Ryan Newman, who finished fourth, failed postrace inspection because the right rear was too high. NASCAR officials said any penalties would be forthcoming this week.

 A prerace moment of silence was observed for Max Helton, who founded Motor Racing Outreach organization, a Christian ministry, in 1988. Helton, diagnosed with brain cancer in August, died March 30. Helton’s name was painted on the infield, along with the words, “A Good and Faithful Servant.”

 The crowd was estimated at 190,00