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Mar 25

Danica questions NASCAR discipline after no fine for Dillon (The Associated Press)

When NASCAR decided not to fine Austin Dillon for running Cole Custer into a wall last week in Phoenix, other drivers were left wondering how the sport decides who gets fined and who gets away with rambunctious behavior. ”Give me my money back,” Dan…

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Mar 25

Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy (The Associated Press)

”I remember telling Tony that I would switch with him for a million dollars so he could do this instead of me,” Earnhardt recalled Friday with a chuckle. Along with being NASCAR’s most popular driver for most of his career, Junior has 26 victories, …

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Mar 25

Kyle Larson claims pole at Fontana, edging Denny Hamlin (The Associated Press)

Although Kyle Larson has been in second place for most of this NASCAR season, nobody could catch him in qualifying at Fontana. Larson turned a lap in 38.493 seconds Friday in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, hitting 187.047 mph to claim the pole for…

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Mar 24

Jimmie Johnson to start from back after crashing at Fontana (The Associated Press)

Jimmie Johnson will start from the back Sunday when he defends his Fontana title after a spin during practice wrecked his primary car. Johnson elected not to participate in qualifying Friday, sending him to the back of the field in his backup car. Jo…

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Mar 22

NASCAR suspends crew chiefs for Keselowski and Harvick (The Associated Press)

NASCAR suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick on Wednesday for violations at Phoenix Raceway. Keselowski’s car failed post-race inspection on Sunday and NASCAR suspended crew chief Paul Wolfe three races. Wolfe was also fined…

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Mar 20

Column: Larson finishes 2nd again, takes over points lead (The Associated Press)

Kyle Larson finished second at Phoenix International Raceway and then headed to the beach for a brief family vacation. There was no lamenting his third consecutive runner-up finish because Larson is the current points leader of NASCAR’s top series. A…

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Mar 20

Newman skips late pit stop, stuns NASCAR field in Phoenix (The Associated Press)

A big gamble in the desert heat ended a long victory drought for Ryan Newman. When just about everybody else decided to take a tire-changing pit stop in the final few laps on Sunday, Newman figured he’d be going in with them. It was a decision that e…

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Mar 18

Allgaier holds on to win Xfinity, his 1st victory in 5 years (The Associated Press)

Justin Allgaier acknowledges there were some very down moments in his long NASCAR Xfinity victory drought. Allgaier held off Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones. Blaney, who started the day 33rd after missing the qualifying, pulled ahead of Jones before the f…

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Mar 18

Fresh generation of drivers emerging on NASCAR circuit (The Associated Press)

Five of the highest-starting eight drivers in NASCAR’s lineup for its Monster Energy Series race on Sunday are 26 or younger. Ryan Blaney, starting next to pole-sitter and teammate Joey Logano on the front row, is 23. Larson won at Michigan last year…

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Mar 18

Logano uses fast late lap to claim pole in Phoenix (The Associated Press)

Joey Logano capped a day in the spotlight with a fast late lap Friday to claim the pole for the NASCAR Camping World 500. With the temperature in the low 90s and the sun beginning to set, Ryan Blaney qualified second to give Ford the top two spots to …

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Mar 17

Logano tells Busch ‘honest mistake’ led to incident at Vegas (The Associated Press)

The first face-to-face meeting between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano since last week’s post-race scuffle in Las Vegas is over. Whether the drivers feel any better about things headed into Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway is an open question…

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Mar 15

NASCAR does not penalize Busch or Logano for Vegas fight (The Associated Press)

NASCAR on Wednesday declined to penalize Kyle Busch, Joey Logano of their crews for their post-race scuffle at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR said the sport was built on the kind of racing that Busch and Logano did on the final laps of Sunday’s race.

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Mar 13

Column: It takes a brawl for NASCAR to go mainstream (The Associated Press)

Kyle Busch had a gash on his forehead and blood running down his nose when he promised payback to Joey Logano. The tussle shoved NASCAR into the watercooler talk Monday alongside the NCAA Tournament, and the reason why should be a wakeup call to every…

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Mar 13

Kyle Busch-Joey Logano brawl brings buzz to NASCAR Cup (The Associated Press)

The introduction of stage racing has so far provided the intended effect of spicing up the NASCAR Cup Series. After taking advantage of Brad Keselowski’s mechanical issues to sweep all three segments and take Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,…

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Mar 12

Martin Truex Jr. wins at Vegas, Kyle Busch bloodied in brawl (The Associated Press)

Martin Truex Jr. finished speaking to reporters after winning the NASCAR Cup race Sunday and retreated into a corner of the media center where a tablet awaited with the video cued up. Truex had to see the Kyle Busch-Joey Logano brawl, too. ”I’m sure…

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Mar 12

Bourdais wins IndyCar opener in St Petersburg in major upset (The Associated Press)

Sebastien Bourdais believed he could drive for tiny Dale Coyne Racing and really make a difference for a race team that has little chance against the big guns in IndyCar. Bourdais and Boisson teamed to win four races for KVSH. This squad showed Sunda…

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