The Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. will drop to the rear of the field during pace laps before Wednesday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.Truex was set to start from the pole position after a Monday draw for starting spots. But two failures in pre-race inspection will force the No. 19 to the back of the 20-car invitational field before the 8:30 p.m. ET start (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).RELATED: All-Star starting lineupsThe Go Fas Racing No. 32 Ford for Corey LaJoie also failed inspection twice before the NASCAR All-Star Open qualifying race. LaJoie was already set to start last in that 22-car field after a draw for starting positions.
Nottingham firm Paragon Law has forced West Bromwich and Peterborough firm Paragon Solicitors to change its name and pay legal costs after a trade mark dispute. Paragon Solicitors has now changed its name to H&V Solicitors and paid £20,000 to Paragon Law in costs. The Paragon Law name is a trademark. Paragon Law contended that the use of the name ‘Paragon’ could have confused potential clients because both firms practise immigration law. Paragon Law managing director Thalej Vasishta said: ‘At the time Paragon Law was set up it was important to us that our name was protected [by trademark] and that no other firm rode on our coattails by adopting our name.’ John Buckby, solicitor at Berryman who acted for Paragon Law, said that H&V settled just before a High Court hearing in early October. H&V Solicitors senior partner Vikram Singh said his firm was unaware of Paragon Law when it opened in April 2006 and H&V had ‘amicably conceded’ early on to change its name. However, he said there was a dispute over costs which was settled at the ‘eleventh hour’. He added that immigration only formed a ‘very small percentage’ of H&V’s business. read more
Morgan Wallen has announced details of his first ever UK headline tour for May.The run comes hot on the heels of his sold-out US headline run and his nationwide direct support slot on Jason Aldean’s We Back Tour. He will be joined across the four shows by special guest Hardy.“I can’t wait to get over to the UK for my first time ever,” shares Wallen. “I’ve always heard how amazing the fans are over there – looking forward to experiencing it for myself. Y’all get ready for a good time!”The tour, promoted by Live Nation, launches on 14th May at Manchester’s Gorilla. Fans can expect Morgan to perform songs from his smash hit debut album If I Know Me.On Friday Morgan released a new version of Heartless, his collaboration with Diplo, featuring Julia Michaels. Following his European dates, he’ll join Luke Bryan’s Proud to Be Right Here Tour starting on 28th May.Hardy scored a Top 25 hit with debut single Rednecker and he’s had four Platinum-certified number ones as a songwriter under his belt. He’s also going to be on tour in the US with Cole Swindell and Thomas Rhett.The full dates are:May 14th – Manchester, UK – GorillaMay 15th – London, UK – The GarageMay 17th – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2May 19th – Glasgow, SCT – SWG3 WarehouseTicket pre-sales begin 5th February, and will go on-sale to the general public 7th February. read more