FONTANA, CA - MARCH 20: (L-R) Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, and crew chief Lucas Lambert talk in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 20, 2015 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
The No. 31 team’s appeal for tire infractions is set for Thursday, April 16. A set date means Ryan Newman’s crew chief Luke Lambert will have his six-game suspension deferred and will join Newman in Texas.