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Ryan Newman’s NASCAR team hammered for illegal modifications to tires — Ryan Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet was dealt a severe punishment Tuesday after NASCAR found illegal modifications to the tires used by the team March 22 in at Auto Club Speedway. Deemed a P5 penalty (the second stiffest in NASCAR's rulebook), Ryan Newman was penalized 75 points, and car owner Richard Childress docked 75 points.

WATCH LIVE: NASCAR America 5 pm Kyle Larson Carl Edwards, Casey Mears — Tuesday's edition of "NASCAR America" takes you through the field of storylines after Martinsville Speedway and heading into the first off week of the 2015 Sprint Cup season.

Kyle Larson out of hospital, awaiting final clearance to return NASCAR — The No. 42 Chevrolet driver had been undergoing medical tests since fainting during an autograph appearance Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.

Ryan: Joe Gibbs sternly keeps team on course during an emotional week

David Ragan relieved after delivering best finish for Joe Gibbs Racing

Chase Elliott on Sprint Cup debut: ‘This is a different ballgame’

Ryan: Why are so many NASCAR drivers missing races? Because they can. — MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Is it a coincidence more Sprint Cup drivers are missing races under new NASCAR rules more accommodating than ever for skipping events without negative repercussions for a championship? Ostensibly, the answer seems, "Yes, it must be a coincidence."

NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville: Start time, lineup, TV info

Five things to watch in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway — MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Cramped confines, constant congestion and a crawling pace. With the flat turns of its beloved paper clip-shaped layout, Martinsville Speedway is the most agonizingly easy track to deliver a terse message of rage during a race in NASCAR's premier series. It'll be remarkably easy after Sunday's STP 500, too.

Meet NASCAR’s super sub: Regan Smith substitutes for Kyle Larson

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Apr 01, 2015

@CjNascar6767 Don't know how many, but there likely are a few. The MWR penalty from Richmond in September 2013 was the biggest.

Apr 01, 2015

@53Nonna88 Ahh, yes, I have heard of Klein's site. Thanks for reading and watching!

Apr 01, 2015

RT @MonteDutton: If I write today, who's gonna believe it? What else is new?

Apr 01, 2015

RT @dustinlong: #NASCAR … As sponsorship search continues, @BubbaWallace says he’s not in danger of missing races: @NBCSports

Apr 01, 2015

RT @MikeMillerNBC: Can't stop watching this “@basketballtalk: Stephen Curry drops Chris Paul with behind-the-back move (VIDEO)

Apr 01, 2015

RT @brantjames: Worst day of the year on the journalism calendar

Mar 31, 2015

@PPistone The prequel actually is startlingly dissimilar. But still just as excellent.

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