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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.
NASCAR recently proposed turning down the volume on the cars to let people talk to each other, but there are better ways to do this without killing off part of the experience. I’m talking about the magical invention known as a headset, and NASCAR should rent them out to chatty fans instead of messing with the noise…
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.
Oh my gosh. They’ve done it. They’ve finally done it. This is—once and for all—the worst idea in the history of motorsports.
They’re giving out stage trophies in NASCAR. Kevin Harvick dominantly won the first two stages in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, so not only does he get bonus points toward the title, but he also gets a bunch of extra stuff to find a place for when he gets home.
Since virtually every human the planet doesn’t want Atlanta Motor Speedway to repave its racing surface after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, the track may actually reconsider its plans to destroy everything that’s good and holy in the world of cookie-cutter race tracks. This is a beautiful day.
NASCAR decided that rather than running its weekend triple header over three days like usual, it would run both the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series races on the same day. Both races started with a wreck in the first two laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Once again, Texas Motor Speedway track president Eddie Gossage—in Fort Worth—is being weirdly territorial about the rest of Texas after Austin’s Circuit of the Americas expressed interest in a series that runs at TMS. Um, do you guys own a map? In any other, smaller state, Fort Worth and Austin would probably be in…
On Sunday, Jalopnik posted a guide on how to understand NASCAR and the Daytona 500 under the sanctioning body’s new, complicated rules. The views on that post shot up and down in an almost unprecedented way during the race, plotting an astonishing graph of exactly when and how confused people were.
Leading a single-file line of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race cars across the finish line after a wild amount of lead changes in the final laps, Kurt Busch won the 2017 Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas Racing. He then proceeded to do a celebratory burnout across the infield grass, tearing it right up.
After a string of two crashes in a row, the Daytona 500 has done it again with 59 laps to go. Jamie McMurray is involved once again, turning the car of Chase Elliott into Michael McDowell, causing a gigantic pile-up on Daytona International Speedway.
Here’s what happens when NASCAR’s Cup Series tries to go four-wide at Daytona where there’s only space for three cars abreast: one huge crash.
After the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stage break of 2017, I just feel robbed. The first stage of today’s Daytona 500 ended on lap 60, and the second stage went green on lap 68. The caution break between stages eats up laps that count towards the race distance, which is a ridiculous waste of everyone’s…
After more than a stage and a half of racing in the Daytona 500—that’s 105 laps in new-NASCAR talk—a tire went down on Kyle Busch’s car and spun the No. 18 around, collecting bunch of cars and tearing them up. Afterward, Busch blamed and served a major burn to NASCAR’s “official” tire. That’ll be a nice fine.
Close call? Close call. Either way, the first caution at the surprisingly clean (so far) Daytona 500 came out after a pretty simple mistake that could have ended much, much worse.
Look, we’ve all seen old NASCAR dudes hock boner pills as they ride the wave of #brand cash into old age. Today’s Daytona 500 is Fox Sports commentator Michael Waltrip’s last race as a competitor, and comedian Larry the Cable Guy was all too knowledgeable about how NASCAR’s old men continue to make a buck even long…