LOUDON, N.H. -- Martin Truex Jr. felt a bit uneasy as he settled into a seat in the NASCAR hauler where officials summon drivers accused of rules infractions, bruised from fistfights or found guilty of general poor decorum.Anyone feel like theyre in trouble for being here? he asked.The setting was a bit unfamiliar for one of NASCARs more popular drivers around the garage, but he was here for a chat not because he was in trouble. With a smile, Truex insisted hes been a stock car model citizen through 396 career races where not one has ended with him being called to the sports version of the principals office.Its a good record, he said, laughing.But Truex -- or at least his teams through the years -- have been unable to completely steer clear of NASCAR violations. Truexs win Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in the Chase opener came under scrutiny when the No. 78 Toyota failed the post-race laser inspection. His car was tagged with infractions that should have drawn a 10-point penalty. Jimmie Johnsons No. 48 Chevrolet failed the same inspection and was subject to the same penalty -- until NASCAR decided not to punish the drivers.Free from any penalty, Truex said he hoped he could escape the accusation the Furniture Row Racing team had cheated its way to victory lane.You dont want people to think youre winning races by what they call `cheating, he said Friday. You have people on social media and they get upset about it. It was such a little thing. It so easily could have went the other way. Its frustrating that it kind of taints your win a little bit.Truex would have kept his win and advanced to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship even if NASCAR decided to levy a points fine. NASCAR did make one change for Sundays race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- all 16 Chase cars will go through laser inspection after only nine were picked after the Chase opener. The laser inspection station takes a precise look -- down to about 1/1000th of an inch -- to find any potential violation.Carl Edwards, a fellow Chase driver, backed NASCARs decision to reverse course on a points penalty for the drivers.They police this sport the way that we have asked them to police it, he said.Still, the first Chase race was marred by inspection talk instead of whos hot/whos not as NASCARs version of the playoffs heats up.Going forward, I think everybody realizes we dont need to be talking about that after a great race, Truex said. I just feel like it puts a black eye on the sport and on the teams.Truex knows about as well as any driver the nasty effects of the fallout that comes from a cheating scandal. He was booted from the Chase in 2013 and lost his ride at Michael Waltrip Racing when the team tried to manipulate the outcome of a race.What was his professional rock bottom turned into the ride of a lifetime when he landed with the single-car team at Furniture Row. Truex was one of four drivers to race for the championship last season and he has four wins over the last two seasons after winning just twice in almost a decade with other teams.Buoyed by FRRs affiliation with Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota, Truex has again stamped himself a championship contender.We get everything that Gibbs gets, Truex said. At MWR, we got the same (information) from Toyota that Gibbs got, but we got nothing from Gibbs at all. It was two separate teams.Truexs career has skyrocketed while former MWR teammate Clint Bowyer has suffered through the worst season of his career as part of a one-year stopgap deal with HScott Motorsports.The friends went on a fishing trip in early August where Bowyer bemoaned how much his 2016 sucked. Truex used his own career as a potential path for what could be ahead next season when Bowyer moves to the retiring Tony Stewarts ride at Stewart-Haas Racing: The career rebirth could be as simple as a new team logo on the firesuit.Truex also said he made peace with Kevin Harvick following a post-race accusation that the SHR driver intentionally hit him at Chicagoland.We agreed it was a racing deal and we moved forward, he said. I was mad at him and I didnt know he was mad, also. 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Nike Schuhe Schweiz Outlet . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams.Mickey Arthur, Pakistans coach, admitted it was very frustrating to see Mohammad Irfan only able to deliver five overs at Headingley before leaving the field with what was said to be cramp despite having been training as a standby player.Irfan had been drafted into the squad after Mohammad Hafeez was ruled out of the series and was one of four changes Pakistan made after conceding the world record total of 444 for 3 at Trent Bridge.He delivered Pakistans fieriest spell of the one-day series to remove Jason Roy and Alex Hales, setting back Englands chase of 248, and nearly claimed Eoin Morgan as well during a hostile over in the ninth. That battle with Morgan ended his first spell when he was then withdrawn from the attack after five overs. He continued fielding for a period which included holding a catch at fine leg to remove Joe Root, then disappeared to the dressing room.He eventually prepared to bowl again for the 42nd over but only managed one delivery, a vast wide off the pitch outside off, before trudging off again with Arthur clearly unimpressed as he watched from the sidelines.Leading into his comeback match, Irfan had bowled just four competitive overs - in a domestic T20 for Islamabad against Lahore on August 26 - although Arthur did reference two 50-over games as part of his period with the National Cricket Academy (NCA).Its very frustrating, Arthur said. There were checks and balances in place. He was put on standby when we selected our one-day squad, he went to the NCA and did his training. He played two 50-over games and 20-over game and was resident at the NCA for a period of a week and a half.Arthur conceded Im finding my way with the one-day team - which was already in a far greater degree of flux than the Test side when he came in as coach - but insisted he has a full say in selection alongside the chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.I want to give guys opportunities and then well know by the end of the tour who we can and cant take forward. Irfan was a player of interest and I wanted to have a look at him go.dddddddddddd Inzi and myself have developed a really good relationship. We speak a hell of a lot. I spent probably 40 minutes on the phone to him yesterday just discussing where we were and possible names who could come in in positions Ive identified. What I am finding out is who can do a job and who cant.Arthur, who before the match at Lords earlier in this series said that no ones position was safe in the side, and put his over-30s on particular notice, admitted it had been an eye-opening four matches against England.England are a phenomenal cricket team, power hitters all the way down, we havent been able to get quick starts and clear the ropes, he said. We just dont have the players to do that within our group of 15 at the moment. Those are things we need to address and bear in mind for the next series. It also gives me an opportunity to decide who we take forward and how we play our cricket. With every game that becomes clearer and clearer.One issue he remains adamant on, however, is that players must conform to the off-field standards expected. One particular name in focus continues to be Umar Akmal whose attitude has come in for previous criticism by Arthur. He is still sidelined from the national side, having not been included for the one-off T20 at Old Trafford, and Arthur was again cautious in his assessment of Akmal.They have to conform. You would like to think, and Ive never worked with Umar so its all hearsay for me, that hes learnt a lesson, Arthur said. I havent had any conversations with him yet. Hes a very good finisher. His form in the local T20 competition is very good so hes putting his hand up and hes going about his business in a fairly good way. But in terms of other off-field stuff, that will be decided at a later date and well never compromise. ' ' '
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