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
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)
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.”
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.