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Joey Logano Wins XFINITY Series Pole At Fontana

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Joey Logano will start on pole for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway. Logano ran a blistering fast lap at 39.440 seconds (182.556 mph) for the 32nd career pole and his third at the Fontana oval. Daniel Hemric had never even turned a lap at the track until Friday’s first …

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Kyle Larson Scores Auto Club 400 Pole

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Kyle Larson continued his impressive start to the 2017 season in qualifying on Friday, picking up his second career pole. The No. 42 Ganassi Racing Chevrolet posted a time of 38.493 seconds (187.047 mph) in the final round. Larson put up his fast lap late in the session by moving up to the high line. …

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Joey Logano Leads XFINITY Practice Sessions At Auto Club Speedway

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Joey Logano has been on the receiving end of plenty of misfortune to start the 2017 season. However, based on the results of XFINITY Series practice at Auto Club Speedway on Friday, it seems possible that the tide may be turning in his favor. Logano posted the fastest time in the opening round, putting down a …

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Hysteria vs. Hypocrisy: ‘Boys Have At It’ Rubs Some the Wrong Way

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Between the fisticuffs on pit road, on-track contact and post-race inspection infractions the last two weeks, the reaction by fans and media members has run the gamut from hysteria to hypocrisy. Many jeered when Kyle Busch walked up to Joey Logano and threw a phantom right cross, while others cheered as the No. 22 crew dragged …

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The 10: NASCAR Cup Series Power Rankings After Phoenix

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its second stop on the early season edition of “#NASCARGoesWest” this week. Phoenix International Raceway hosted the Camping World 500, the fourth race of 2017. While Lady Luck is known for hanging out in Las Vegas, it seems that Ryan Newman still had a bit of good fortune …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Fails With All-In NASCAR Fighting Strategy

Last weekend, NASCAR descended upon Arizona for some toasty racing.  Going into the weekend, the primary story was the fracas in Las Vegas.  Good lord, that story was “beaten” into the ground. Camping World 500k Kyle Busch obviously knew going into Phoenix that a lot of focus would be on his confrontation with Joey Logano.  NASCAR …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Newman Stretches Tires to Douse Winless Drought in Phoenix

Who’s in the headline – Ryan Newman won the 2013 Brickyard 400 before he was released by Stewart-Haas Racing. He has managed several third-place finishes, but only one runner-up since. In typical Newman fashion, he stayed out on a late-race caution with old tires and managed to hold off Kyle Larson to steal the victory. …

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Joey Logano Wins Coors Light Pole Award For Camping World 500

Joey Logano spent the week answering questions about every detail regarding last Sunday’s altercation with Kyle Busch at Las Vegas. The past five days, including a meeting with NASCAR officials have been all about “the fight.” But when Coors Light Pole qualifying came around Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, it was time to let his car do …

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Kyle Busch: ‘Everything is Great’ After Friday Meeting With Logano, NASCAR Officials

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For Kyle Busch, everything is great. That was the refrain repeated several times at Phoenix Friday afternoon after he and Joey Logano were called to the principal’s office. The purpose was to discuss the events that took place during and after Sunday’s race in Las Vegas, hoping all parties could move forward from the fracas …

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Did You Notice? … Kyle Busch & Joey Logano’s Problem With Boys, Have At It

Did You Notice? … Kyle Busch‘s problem with NASCAR’s “Boys, have at it” rule? It’s certainly not the sport itself. Thrilled with the national publicity caused by Sunday’s scuffle, they’re leaning towards no penalty for Busch. Officials are happy that a spontaneous show of emotion overshadowed a ho-hum race and breathed life into the sport. Problem is, they …

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