One thing is constant in life: if there is a way to translate something into a merchandising or sponsorship opportunity, NASCAR will do it. Behold the t-shirt born of the greatest motorsport interview in years, in which Kyle Busch answered every question with some variation of “Everything is great.”
It isn’t often that racing spats over wrecks get super technical. It’s usually just a finger-pointing match over who hit whom and why. But after a wreck with Joey Logano in Las Vegas, Kyle Busch apparently asked to see his throttle data to determine if Logano hit him on purpose—after trying to punch him, of course.
Are you okay with Joey Logano moving forward? How did the meeting between Kyle Busch and Logano go? No matter what the question was today after that meeting, Kyle Busch answered, “Everything is great. I’m looking forward to getting back to the race track, and getting into my race car.”
NASCAR gave out zero penalties for the last-lap on-track contact between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano and the subsequent fight that followed, per NASCAR’s post-race penalty report. Of course they didn’t! All’s fair in love, war and getting everybody to talk about NASCAR thanks to a ridiculous post-race fight.
Candymaker Mars, Inc., a #brand that serves as the primary sponsor for Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Cup car, voiced their displeasure with Busch for starting a fight at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That’s rich, because they’ve never remarked on any first grader who’s ever been elbowed in the stomach over a pack of Skittles.
Today’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway saved all the action for its last lap and of course, after the race. After Joey Logano got loose on the last lap and collided with Kyle Busch, Busch was sent sliding into pit lane. So, Busch went to go “chat” (and by chat, I mean fight) with Logano after the race.
An hour before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the cars of three of the four championship drivers had yet to pass technical inspection. The No. 18 team of Kyle Busch was the only one on the grid, and NBC Sports Network said the other cars failed three different times.
Sometimes going three-wide into a turn doesn’t work out. Tonight at Kansas had one of those times.
Remember the end of last year, when NASCAR’s headlines were all dominated with the beef between Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano? It’s baaaaaaaack! This time, Kenseth blamed Logano for contact during today’s Talladega race and gave him a bit of a warning as they were both outside the infield care center.
‘Dega! It’s legendary for a reason, and much of that reason is the insanity of restrictor plate racing. Everyone’s as aggressive as possible to finish well at one of NASCAR’s most famous tracks, which often leads to chaos. Bonus: after a last-lap review, today’s winner wasn’t who everyone thought it would be.
After spending much of the rain delay chatting to crew members on pit lane, I can definitely understand why they need to stretch before hustling around tires, fuel and jacks. Please, enjoy Team Penske’s pre-race calisthenics. Personally, I’m a fan of the “I’m the statue on top of a fountain” pose.
NASCAR’s timing system only goes to three decimal places, so it’s very possible for two drivers to run the exact same qualifying speeds and times. Today, this happened to second and third place qualifiers Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. So why does Logano get to start from the front row if they both tied?
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and current involuntary vacationer Matt Kenseth congratulated Jimmie Johnson on his sixth win at Texas Motor Speedway, but didn’t hold back a mention of the spat that led to his current two-race banishment in the process.
Somewhere, a Matt Kenseth fan who’s been poking at the tires of a voodoo doll of Joey Logano’s car is particularly pleased right now. Logano just spun out early from the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway after his left rear tire exploded.
NASCAR suspended Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth for two races following an on-track incident this Sunday where he purposely rammed Joey Logano’s race car into the wall at Martinsville Speedway.
Something that may or may not come into play today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway is the ending to last week’s race. Driver Matt Kenseth is still adamant that Joey Logano spun him out intentionally when he was in the lead, and being quite vocal about that fact to anyone who will listen.
Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano had been dicing with each other all throughout the Hollywood Casino 400 and Kenseth going into the last few laps of the race. Kenseth tried to block and keep Logano behind him with five laps to go, and that’s when Logano got into Kenseth’s back end and spun him out.