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UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:
Sat 3/28, Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 250, 2pm, MRN

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Sun 3/29, Martinsville Speedway, STP 500, 12 noon, MRN


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NASCAR News (all content provided by John Singler, MRN Radio)

LABBE SUSPENSION AMONG PENALTIES
NASCAR has suspended Sprint Cup Series crew chief Richard “Slugger” Labbe of Circle Sport Racing and penalized five X-FINITY Series crew members for rule violations last weekend at Auto Club Speedway. Three infractions were found on Brian Scott’s Number-33 Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet during opening-day inspection March 20th. A mounting bolt was improperly installed for a trailing arm, which also had a sleeve that was not drawn to specifications. And the mounting-bracket adapter for that trailing arm had been improperly machined, which improved the aerodynamics of Scott’s racecar. The violations constitute a P-4-level penalty. Labbe has been fined fifty thousand dollars, suspended for the next three races and placed on probation until December 31st. Car owner Joe Falk was docked twenty-five championship points. Scott finished twenty-seventh in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 … In the X-FINITY Series, NASCAR issued Behavioral Penalties to five crew members who work for Blake Koch’s Number-8 Tri-Star Motorsports team. They were involved in a pre-race incident March 21st and failed to comply with a directive from track security personnel. Mark Armstrong has been fined fifteen hundred dollars and suspended until April 21st. He was also placed on probation until December 31st along with Tyler Bullard, Nathaniel House, Jeremy Howard and Ryan Mulder.

J.D. GIBBS UNDERGOING TREATMENT
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that team President J-D Gibbs is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function. Gibbs, son of team owner Joe Gibbs, has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that include speech and processing issues. His doctors believe the complications Gibbs has experienced were triggered by head injuries suffered earlier in life, but no specific injury was referenced or identified. Gibbs has always enjoyed an active life – participating in several sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, football and racing. He will be undergoing more testing and receiving treatment to help him manage the symptoms. During that time, it is expected that Gibbs’ presence at the racetrack will be limited though he will continue many of his day-to-day duties at J-G-R.

TRACK FACTS
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers will arrive at Martinsville Speedway this afternoon as preparations continue for Sunday’s S-T-P 500. The first on-track action will come with opening practice Friday at 12 p.m. (ET). Camping World Truck Series teams are also bound for the Virginia half-mile, with their first practice slated for 1:30 p.m. on Friday … There are thirty-six drivers on the preliminary entry list for Saturday’s Kroger 250 led by reigning series champion and defending race winner Matt Crafton. Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano is entered in the Number-29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford. He’ll be a teammate to Tyler Reddick, who won this year’s season opener last month at Daytona International Speedway … Toyota has a five-race Martinsville winning streak in the Truck Series dating back to October 2012. The five wins have come from four different drivers: Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Denny Hamlin and two victories for Darrell Wallace Junior … Kyle Busch Motorsports leads all Truck Series teams with four wins at Martinsville and returns this weekend with a lineup comprised of Justin Boston, Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez.

NASCAR MANUFACTURER STANDINGS
SPRINT CUP SERIES … Chevrolet 228 (3 wins), Ford 212 (2), Toyota 183 (0)

X-FINITY SERIES – Bill France Performance Award … Chevrolet 227 (3 wins), Ford 220 (2), Toyota 201 (0), Dodge 69 (0)

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES … Toyota 90
(1 win), Ford 87 (1), Chevrolet 83 (0).


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

SAT 4/25, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Toyota Owners 400, 6pm, MRN

SUN 5/3, Talladega Superspeedway, Aaron's 499, 12:00 PM, MRN
SAT 5/9, Kansas Speedway, 5-hour ENERGY 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), 6:30 PM, MRN
SAT 5/16, Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, 8:00 PM, MRN
SUN 5/24, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Coca-Cola 600, 5:00 PM, PRN
SUN 5/31, Dover Int'l Speedway, FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, 12:00 PM, MRN

SUN 6/7, Pocono Raceway, Pocono 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 6/14, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Quicken Loans 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 6/28, Sonoma Raceway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN

SUN 7/5, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, 6:30 PM, MRN
SAT 7/11, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN
SUN 7/19, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 12:00 PM, PRN
SUN 7/26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400, 12:00 PM, IMS

SUN 8/2, Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/9, Watkins Glen Int'l, Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/16, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Pure Michigan 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SAT 8/22, Bristol Motor Speedway, TBD, 6:30 PM, PRN

SUN 9/6, Darlington Raceway, Bojangles' Southern 500, 5:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/12, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30 PM, MRN
SUN 9/20, Chicagoland Speedway, MyAFibStory.com 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 9/27, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 1:00 PM, PRN

SUN 10/4, Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/10, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 6:30 PM, PRN
SUN 10/18, Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 10/25, Talladega Superspeedway, Geico 500, 1:00 PM, MRN

SUN 11/1, Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, 12:30 PM, MRN
SUN 11/8, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN
SUN 11/15, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500, 2:00 PM, MRN
SUN 11/22, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2:00 PM, MRN

FRI 12/4, Wynn Las Vegas, NV, NASCAR Awards Banquet, 8:00 PM, MRN


NASCAR X-Finity Series

FRI 4/10, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 8:30 PM, PRN

SAT 4/18, Bristol Motor Speedway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN
FRI 4/24, Richmond Int'l Raceway, ToyotaCare 250, 6:30 PM, MRN

SAT 5/2, Talladega Superspeedway, Aaron's 312, 2:30 PM, MRN
SUN 5/17, Iowa Speedway, Get To Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin-Williams, 1:30 PM, MRN
SAT 5/23, Charlotte Motor Speedway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN
SAT 5/30, Dover Int'l Speedway, Buckle Up 200, Presented by Click It or Ticket, 2:00 PM, MRN

SAT 6/13, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250, 1:30 PM, MRN
SAT 6/20, Chicagoland Speedway, EnjoyIllinois.com 300, 8:00 PM, MRN

SAT 7/4, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 7:00 PM, MRN
FRI 7/10, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:30 PM, PRN
SAT 7/18, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN

SAT 8/1, Iowa Speedway, U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland, 7:30 PM, MRN
SAT 8/8, Watkins Glen Int'l, Zippo 200 at the Glen, 1:45 PM, MRN
SAT 8/15, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, 2:15 PM, MRN
SAT 8/29, Road America, Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville, 2:15 PM, MRN

SAT 9/5, Darlington Raceway, VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, 7:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/19, Chicagoland Speedway, Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN

SAT 10/3, Dover Int'l Speedway, Nationwide 200, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/17, Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery 300, 3:00 PM, MRN

SAT 11/7, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN
SAT 11/14, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30 PM, MRN
SAT 11/21, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4:00 PM, MRN


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

FRI 5/8, Kansas Speedway, SFP 250, 8:00 PM, MRN

FRI 5/15, Charlotte Motor Speedway, NC Education Lottery 200, 7:00 PM, MRN
FRI 5/29, Dover Int'l Speedway, Lucas Oil 200, 5:00 PM, MRN


FRI 6/5, Texas Motor Speedway, WinStar World Casino & Resort 400, 8:30 PM, MRN
SAT 6/13, Gateway Motorsports Park, Drivin' For Linemen 200, 8:15 PM, MRN
FRI 6/19, Iowa Speedway, American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen, 8:00 PM, MRN

THU 7/9, Kentucky Speedway, UNOH 225, 8:00 PM (joined in progress), MRN
WED 7/22, Eldora Speedway, 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic,  8:00 PM, MRN

SAT 8/1, Pocono Raceway, Pocono Mountains 150, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 8/15, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Careers for Veterans 200, 12:00 PM, MRN
WED 8/19, Bristol Motor Speedway, UNOH 200 presented by Zloop, 8:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/30, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1:00 PM, MRN

FRI 9/18, Chicagoland Speedway, Lucas Oil 225, 8:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, UNOH 175, 12:30 PM, MRN

SAT 10/3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Rhino Linings 350, 9:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/24, Talladega Superspeedway, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/31, Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 200, 1:00 PM, MRN

FRI 11/6, Texas Motor Speedway, WinStar World Casino & Resort 350, 8:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/13, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Lucas Oil 150, 8:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/20, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 200, 7:30 PM MRN


Indy Car Series

SUN 4/12, Streets of New Orleans, Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, 3:00 PM, IMS
SUN 4/26, Barber Motor Sports Park, 3:00 PM, IMS

SUN 5/24, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500, 11:00 AM, IMS

SAT 6/6, Texas Motor Speedway, TBA, TBA, IMS