LAS VEGAS — Leaving his wrecked No. 18 Toyota on pit road following Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch walked briskly with a purpose to Joey Logano and the No. 22 Ford. Without word, he immediately threw a punch at Logano, triggering a fight between the two on the ground and chaos on pit road involving crew men and NASCAR officials.
A Team Penske public relations employee pulled Logano forcefully away from the incident, while Busch remained on the ground, tussling with several members of the No. 22 crew in a sea of yellow fire suits. A NASCAR official pulled Busch from the brawl and he and another official restrained Busch, shouting, “Kyle!” as Busch flailed his elbows and struggled to break free.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick stood on Daytona International Speedway pit road early Sunday afternoon smiling after a fourth-place finish in the NASCAR season-opening, 75-lap Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition race.
Even she was quick to remind the gathered press this wasn’t a points event.
But, she conceded it was a nice way to competitively start a season and that can’t be a bad thing.
Fresh off of a sold-out crowd witnessing the closest finish in DAYTONA 500 history against the backdrop of the world’s only motorsports stadium, the 59th running of the DAYTONA 500 is sure to be another for the record books.
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Denny Hamlin prevailed in a four-lap dash to the checkered flag to win a wreck-fest at newly paved Watkins Glen International on Sunday.
It’s the first road course win of Hamlin’s career as he survived a race that had eight cautions for 24 laps and two red flags for 30 minutes.
On the final lap, Hamlin, who was beaten on the road course at Sonoma in June by Tony Stewart in a bang on the last turn, held a slim lead over Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski as the three ran nose-to-tail entering the final turns of the 90-lap race. Keselowski spun Truex in the turn and Hamlin coasted to the victory.
Light rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has postponed the start of Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 (green flag originally scheduled for 7:46 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR radio) at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Air Titans were turning laps drying the 1.5-mile track and officials were optimistic to get the race in shortly.
Jimmie Johnson, the defending winner of the race, has won the last three straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events here.