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Odd incident draws out second yellow RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Opposing teams and drivers had a chance to see the fabled "notebook" of a fellow competitor during Friday's second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway . Yes, a literal notebook. Crew chief Slugger Labbe apparently left his pad on top of driver Paul Menard's No. 27 Chevrolet SS while the team prepped in between practice sessions. That much became apparent when sheets of paper were swept off the hood and onto the concrete as Menard hit the high banks at the 0.533-mile track. The incident brought out a caution flag less than five minutes into the final practice session. NASCAR officials helped clean the paper off the oval as Menard came in for a quick sweep of the hood -- as did Matt Kenseth, who had full-sized sheets of notebook paper stuck on his grille. It was the second odd caution Friday. Earlier, on-track time was halted briefly to retrieve a wayward tape measure. @nascarcasm took the opportunity to give Labbe a starring role in one of Hollywood's new classics. #nascar #bristol pic.twitter.com/oeL0XaQj8W — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) August 22, 2014 MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Menards to serve as primary sponsor for No. 33 XFINITY ride in select races Richard Childress Racing announced Thursday that Menards has extended its sponsorship of the team's efforts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The agreement will keep the Wisconsin-based home-improvement company's familiar fluorescent yellow colors on the RCR No. 33 Chevrolet in select races for the fourth straight season. Menards also provides backing for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Paul Menard on Childress' No. 27 entry. "Menards has become a key supporter of our XFINITY Series program through the past few years and I look forward to an even better future with them," said team owner Richard Childress. "John Menard has vast experience in motorsports and business and I have leaned on him for advice during our partnership. I can't thank him enough for being there." The team said that Menard and 17-year-old Brandon Jones will split duty in the No. 33 next year with Menards sponsorship. In late November, RCR announced that Austin Dillon would drive the majority of the No. 33 team's races with backing by Rheem. A rotation of four drivers spent time wheeling the No. 33 Camaro last season, with Menard scoring the lone victory at Michigan International Speedway in June. Cale Conley , two-time Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton and former Nationwide Series champ Dillon also took turns in the No. 33 cockpit. Jones was announced as an addition to Childress' developmental program in early November. The Atlanta native finished fourth in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings last season, posting an impressive victory at Iowa Speedway in August in a race for the combined East and West tours. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Paul Menard gets into the wall after trying to get to the back bumper of Chase Eliott.
Miss Sprint Cup Jaclyn and Paul Menard show off his new Brickyard 400 ring and discuss his thoughts about Indianapolis.
Paul Menard explains his circuitous route to Victory Lane after winning the Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
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Richard Labbe's notebook blew away from Paul Menard's car while on the track at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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