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Notebook flies off of Menard's car in practice

August 22, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Odd incident draws out second yellow

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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.

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