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.
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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
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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.
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SHOW #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. ( Roughly 48:00 mins)
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August 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.”