NASCAR halts Labbe SCCA test after failure to get prior approval

Canadian racer Alex Labbe took part in an SCCA practice session at the Daytona Road Course with a steel-bodied stock car Saturday, having done so without prior approval from NASCAR.

Labbe currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Mario Gosselin. 

Per a NASCAR spokesperson, the sanctioning body received word Saturday morning that Labbe was participating in a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) test on the Daytona Road Course. They sent officials over to the track and had him get off the track to inquire what he was doing. He was participating in the test with a steel-bodied SCCA car, but he still required prior authorization and approval to participate in the test, which he did not get.

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