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Report: Weber given one-race suspension

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 12:37 AM

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LOUDON, N.H. -

Regular lap-by-lap announcer Bill Weber, a Tarpon Springs resident, was replaced in the TNT booth Sunday by Ralph Sheheen.

No explanation was given by TNT, which released a statement saying: "Bill Weber will not be part of TNT's NASCAR coverage of the Cup Series from New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. As this is a private issue, it's the policy of the company not to discuss personal matters involving our employees."

According to the Charlotte Observer, Weber was involved in a loud, public confrontation at a hotel in Manchester, N.H., over the weekend that led to the one-race suspension by the network.

The statement did not specify if the change was for only Sunday's race. The cable network, which broadcasts six Cup races each season, has the events the next two weeks at Daytona and Chicago remaining in 2009.

A Tribune wire report

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