Joey Logano Paces Happy Hour Practice
- Author: Zachary Reyes Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 12:03
"As a team owner, you just want the guys to be competitive", Earnhardt said, "but I was really, really happy to see how well we qualified and how well we qualified and how strong the cars were throughout the day". "What a gutsy call by Luke". But he left the Avondale oval as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader, six points ahead of Brad Keselowski.
"It's an emotional sport", said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. Busch and Logano got into each other on the track on the final lap in Vegas and then the action spilled over into the pits when Busch went after Logano.
Everything wasn't so great for Busch last Sunday in Las Vegas, when, during a battle for third place, Joey Logano's Ford slid up the track into Busch's Toyota on the last lap of the Kobalt 400. The question now is will former teammate Kyle Busch make it his business to track Logano down and bump him over.
Larson was the runner-up to Ryan Newman in the Camping World 500 after appearing to have the advantage going into a two-lap overtime finish.
The first stage of the race was dominated by Logano.
"I've lost count; that's how long it's been", Newman said when asked in victory lane about the winless droughts for both he and team".
When the caution ended, two laps separated him from the win. This gave the advantage to Newman despite the older tires. Larson finished second, Kyle Busch finished third, Jimmie Johnson finished fourth, and Keselowski rounded out the top-five. NASCAR executives have made it publicly clear that they don't want Busch to retaliate with his vehicle during a race. Following the incident, Busch tried to punch Logano before being tackled by Logano's crew.
Busch took the lead Sunday with a quick pit stop during a caution flag and led for 113 laps before heading to the pits after Logano's crash.
Meanwhile, Larson must wait for his second victory on the top circuit (he won past year in Brooklyn, Mich.) but he now leads the Monster Cup points standings.
Jones and Blaney won the first and second stages of NASCAR's three-stage format.
Kyle Busch: he was stout in the final stage of the race, leading over 100 laps but was bit by that last caution. Elliott came out with the lead and Larson was second.
Blown tires were a common sight on the hot pavement but Newman was able to negotiate the treacherous surface when it mattered most. "We'll keep fighting hard". But once again, the 24-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing driver fell just short, finishing second yet again. This sport. there's one guy that wins, 39 losers.