Gil Martin moves to R&D role, 'Slugger' Labbe takes over team Austin Dillon is getting a new crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Richard Childress Racing announced Monday. Richard "Slugger" Labbe will guide the No. 3 team, starting at Sonoma in the June 28 Toyota-Save Mart 350 . Labbe is a veteran crew chief with 433 Cup starts under his belt, including wins at the 2003 Daytona 500 and 2011 Brickyard. He guided Kenny Irwin Jr. to a rookie of the year title in 1998. He also has worked with drivers Michael Waltrip , Dale Jarrett, Sterling Marlin and Terry Labonte . He was Paul Menard 's full-time chief from 2010 to 2014. Dillon, a former NASCAR XFINITY Series champion and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, is 23rd in the Cup Series drivers points standings after Michigan. His best finish this season is 10th at Bristol. Martin will move into a leadership role within the RCR R&D Department, taking over Labbe's responsibilities. Martin has 16 wins in 472 NSCS starts, including a 2003 Brickyard 400 victory, and has finished in the top 10 in year-end championship points seven times. Martin also has eight wins to his credit in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Who are the oldest and youngest winners in each series? RELATED: Evolution of rookie meeting " Labonte's crash still impacts rookies Sprint Cup Series Oldest ROY winner : Dick Trickle (48) Youngest ROY winner : Joey Logano (19) XFINITY Series Oldest ROY winner : Jeff Fuller (38) Youngest ROY winner: Timmy Hill (18) Camping World Truck Series Oldest ROY winner : Mike Stefanik (41) Youngest ROY winner(s) : Ty Dillon , Ryan Blaney , Colin Braun, Austin Dillon (20) Drivers winning multiple ROY titles Johnny Benson Jr.: 1996 Sprint Cup ; 1994 NXS Greg Biffle : 2001 NXS; 1998 Truck Kyle Busch : 2005 Sprint Cup ; 2004 NXS Ricky Craven: 1995 Sprint Cup ; 1992 NXS Austin Dillon : 2012 NXS; 2010 Truck Carl Edwards : 2005 Sprint Cup ; ’03 Truck Jeff Gordon : 1993 Sprint Cup ; 1991 NXS Kevin Harvick : 2001 Cup; 2000 NXS Kenny Irwin Jr.: 1998 Sprint Cup ; 1997 Truck Kyle Larson : 2014 Sprint Cup ; 2013 NXS Ricky Stenhouse Jr .: 2013 Sprint Cup ; 2010 NXS
Tempers flare at Bristol Motor Speedway, but Matt Kenseth keeps his cool to win the Irwin Tools Night Race.
Matthew Strickert and Kenny Bruce discuss the fast speed of Michigan International Speedway and pick which drivers could possibly hoist the trophy in the Quicken Loans 400.
See what's coming this week to NASCAR.com Here's what you'll see on NASCAR.com this week: MONDAY: Martin Truex Jr . didn't win at Michigan, but he accomplished something last done by Richard Petty in 1969. Zack Albert will have more on that story from the Irish Hills. ... @nascarcasm recaps the race in pictures, as only he can. ... The Rundown covers where every driver finished, and why. TUESDAY: Earnhardt Jr. finished second at Michigan and talks to senior writer Kenny Bruce about his plans for the Chase. ... With the off-week upon us, we're starting to look ahead to project the Chase field. ... Wonder what Kurt Busch 's Facebook page might look like after a win? @nascarcasm has you covered. WEDNESDAY: Check out which paint schemes will be on display at this weekend at Iowa and Chicagoland, which host the Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series, respectively. ... Senior writer Kenny Bruce gets you caught up on all competition aspects of the sport with his weekly Tech Talk story. THURSDAY: The U.S. Open begins today, which got us at NASCAR.com thinking ... if NASCAR had four majors, which races would make up that grouping? We'll have more on this concept. ... Senior writer Holly Cain previews the NBC race coverage team in advance of the network's return to covering the sport at Daytona. FRIDAY: There are five on-track events, and we'll cover them all, starting at 11 a.m. ET with Camping World Truck Series practice and culminating later in the evening with the Truck Series race at 8:30 p.m. ET. We'll also have eight of the best tweets that you may have missed from the previous week. Also coming this week: We'll recap the entire Michigan weekend in GIF form, a fun way to look back at the top moments from the track. ... How do Kyle Busch 's Chase chances look? We'll update our Chase Watcher for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. ... Father's Day is Sunday, which means we'll have plenty of pictures of drivers with their dads ... and drivers with their kids.
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See where each driver will start at Bristol RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Pos Car Driver Team 1 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevrolet 2 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 3 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 4 18 Kyle Busch Doublemint Toyota 5 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 7 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 8 16 Greg Biffle 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford 9 2 Brad Keselowski Wurth Ford 10 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 11 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 12 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet 13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 14 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 15 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 16 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 17 27 Paul Menard Serta/Menards Chevrolet 18 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 19 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet 21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third/Ford EcoBoost Ford 22 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush's Beans Chevrolet 23 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 24 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 25 14 Jeff Burton Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 26 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet 27 23 Alex Bowman # Dr.Pepper Toyota 28 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 29 34 David Ragan Dockside Logistics Ford 30 98 Josh Wise Provident Metals Chevrolet 31 66 Brett Moffitt Land Castle Title Toyota 32 38 David Gilliland MDS Ford 33 83 Ryan Truex # Burger King Toyota 34 26 Cole Whitt # Speed Stick Gear Toyota 35 37 Dave Blaney Accell Constuction Inc. Chevrolet 36 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 37 32 JJ Yeley(i) Corvetteparts.net/Red Buck Premium Cigars 38 7 Michael Annett # Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet 39 40 Landon Cassill(i) CRC 1-Tank Power Renew Chevrolet 40 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 41 33 David Stremme Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet 42 43 Aric Almirola STP Ford 43 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
A statistical look ahead to the night race at Bristol
From battles on the track, to tempers reaching the boiling point between teams, to a Team Penske 1-2 finish, check out the in-car audio highlights from Bristol Motor Speedway.