Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – 22nd Annual Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, March 3, 2019

1. (10) Joey Logano, Ford, 267.
2. (19) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267.
3. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267.
4. (1) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 267.
5. (28) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 267. Continue reading “NASCAR Results: 2019 Las Vegas Pennzoil 400 – Joey Logano Wins”

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Man, I hate the final stretch of the NASCAR season. There doesn’t ever seem to be any big stories that break this time of year — oh, wait. That’s right. Kevin Harvick and his team were busted with one of the biggest most egregious examples of cheating we have seen in some time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

After utterly dominating the field by winning all three stages of the AAA Texas 500 and leading 177 of the 337 laps on the day in Texas, Harvick’s car was found to have an illegal spoiler at the NASCAR R&D Center during post-race tear down. But the crazy thing wasn’t just that Harvick’s spoiler was illegal, it was that crew chief Rodney Childers and the No. 4 team attempted to completely circumvent the NASCAR rule book. Continue reading “Harvick Penalty Fall-Out: Who is the New Favorite to Win Championship?”

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Somewhere along the way our NASCAR drivers got soft.

Long gone are the days of Red Byron bouncing down a rut-filled clay short track with a leather helmet. So too are the days of Petty and Pearson literally crashing each other for a Daytona 500 victory, while Dave Marcis shined his wing tips. Cale, Bobby and Donnie’s epic fist fight that thrust NASCAR into a mainstream sport, seems like it would never be possible in today’s buttoned up sport. And Dale Earnhardt? Forget about it, no sponsor these days would touch him.
Continue reading “Want to Fix NASCAR? Start With the Drivers”

By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Brad Keselowski’s 2018 season started off in a frustrating manner.

The Michigan-native is regarded as one of the greatest restrictor plate drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage today, yet Keselowski’s ninth bid to win the Daytona 500 ended in a devastating crash while running inside the top-three. It’s the fifth time that Keselowski, 34, has had a DNF (four crashes and one engine failure) in The Great American Race. Understandably Keselowski was disappointed.

Continue reading “Time to Go All-In on Brad Keselowski, Team Penske In Las Vegas”

SHOW #478 – Guest: Joey Logano – We recap the Kyle Busch Bristol Sweep, drivers start sharing their vacation photos, Toby and Kerry lose it again (wait until the end) Dale Jr. almost didn’t come back (gasp) plus a full Road America Xfinity Series preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie

Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Racing Radio Podcast #478 Joey Logano / Road America Preview”

By: Toby Christie – @Toby_Christie

In the interest of being honest, I have to admit that when NASCAR announced during the offseason that if a race winning car failed post-race inspection at a high enough level that they would tag the victory as an “encumbered” win, I was a fan of the move. An encumbered win would result in point penalties, but more importantly the win would not count toward the driver’s total of ever important playoff points.

It felt like finally something was going to be happening to teams that decided to bring a tricked up car to the track to tack on more wins.

However, after seeing the process unfold a couple of times so far in 2017, I can’t help but feel like like I was naive for my initial thoughts on the new rule. In fact now I feel the rule is a load of crock.
Continue reading “Opinion: Can We Just Start Stripping Encumbered Race Wins?”

 

c4_loganoSHOW #440 – Guest: Joey Logano – We recap our experiences at Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, the Cup Series, or should we say Premier Series gets a new sponsor, Dale Jr. is most popular again, Greg Biffle gets social, Toby interviews Kerry, and tons more off season stuff. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.  iHeartRadio_Logos( Roughly 48:00 mins)

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Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Radio Podcast – #440 Joey Logano / Champion’s Week Review”

mis_nscs_logano_082616August 28, 2016

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Coors Light Pole winner Joey Logano’s hopes for a second straight victory at Michigan International Speedway disappeared during his final pit stop on Lap 188.

Logano had to drive around Kevin Harvick’s car to reach his pit stall and parked it near the outer boundary. As Harvick exited his pit box, he ran over the hose attached to the air gun of the rear tire changer, sending the gun flying forward onto pit road.

The snafu cost Logano 10 positions. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford restarted 17th on Lap 192 and drove to 10th at the finish.

“We kind of ended on a down note there,” Logano said. “We came back down pit road there at the end to take four (tires), and somehow I guess the 4 car (Harvick) hooked our air gun and sent the rear air gun flying, and we lost time in the pits.

“We were the last car on the lead lap on that last run and got back to 10th so I’m proud of the effort this weekend. The pole was nice. We just weren’t as competitive as we were in the spring race. Our car drove the same—everyone just got better.”

mis_nscs_logano_clpa_082616NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, Michigan
Friday, August 26, 2016

1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 201.698 mph.
2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 201.523 mph.
3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 201.416 mph.
4. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 201.382 mph.
5. (24) Chase Elliott #, Chevrolet, 201.303 mph.
6. (88) Alex Bowman(i), Chevrolet, 201.207 mph.
7. (21) Ryan Blaney #, Ford, 201.202 mph.
8. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 201.039 mph.
9. (19) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 201.005 mph.
10. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200.462 mph.
11. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200.028 mph.
12. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 199.341 mph.
13. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200.390 mph.
14. (78) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 200.356 mph.
15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 200.323 mph.
16. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200.245 mph.
17. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200.106 mph.
18. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200.017 mph.
19. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 199.253 mph.
20. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 199.203 mph.
21. (34) Chris Buescher #, Ford, 198.912 mph.
22. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 198.791 mph.
23. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 198.747 mph.
24. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 198.183 mph.
25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 198.265 mph.
26. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 198.178 mph.
27. (15) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 198.129 mph.
28. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 197.553 mph.
29. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 197.509 mph.
30. (44) Brian Scott #, Ford, 196.105 mph.
31. (7) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 196.084 mph.
32. (23) David Ragan, Toyota, 196.057 mph.
33. (38) Landon Cassill, Ford, 195.567 mph.
34. (83) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, 195.159 mph.
35. (95) Sam Hornish Jr.(i), Chevrolet, 194.458 mph.
36. (46) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 192.838 mph.
37. (98) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 192.072 mph.
38. (30) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 191.939 mph.
39. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 188.966 mph.
40. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt #, Ford, 0.000 mph.

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