The No. 31 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for rules infractions discovered as a result of NASCAR's post-event tire audit conducted following the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway, NASCAR PR reports.
Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, led 29 laps and finished 11th in Sundayís NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Martinsville Speedway. He moved up three spots and now ranks fifth in the point standings, kaseykahne.com reports.
After six races to start the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Richard Petty Motorsports will take a weekend off to enjoy the Easter holiday. They will do so knowing that the No. 43 team and driver Almirola is off to its best start together. Almirola is currently 10th in the championship standings and have finished outside the Top 15 only twice this year, richardpettymotorsports.com reports.
Gordon seemed to be in position for a Top-5 finish -- if not a victory -- at Martinsville Speedway, but a late-race speeding penalty on pit road sent him to the rear of the field. He rallied back in the closing stages to finish in ninth-place, gordonline.com reports.
Patrick knows sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. On a long Sunday afternoon at Martinsville, she was both lucky and good. Patrick enjoyed a seventh-place finish in the STP 500 with a little luck, good driving and a good car, ESPN.com reports.
Larson watched Sunday's NASCAR race on a laptop in a hospital after failing to get medical clearance to drive after fainting during an autograph session. Larson was in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was taken for further testing, the Associated Press reports.