NASCAR’s Penalties Getting Wacky, What Logano Had To Do Made 0 Sense

First off, I applaud NASCAR for taking the stance that they did for Joey Logano and his team on Saturday. There’s absolutely no reason at all to have your car fail inspection four times. In fact, the embarrassment was on them on Friday when they weren’t even able to make a qualifying attempt as they couldn’t get his No. 22 Ford through inspection. Shame on you Todd Gordon for having yet another illegal car. Don’t say you were barely off or blame NASCAR’s lasers. 38 other cars all got through.…

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Kyle Larson Steals Win In Federated Auto Parts 400

Richmond, VA – Kyle Larson had no business winning Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway. Instead, there Larson was celebrating in victory lane at the .75-mile Virginia short track after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale tonight. Larson’s Chip Ganassi Racing pit crew got his No. 42 Chevrolet off pit road first on the final pit stop of the night under the last caution of the evening and it was the winning move. On the restart, Larson pulled away and won his first…

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Joey Logano Finishes 2nd at Richmond, Misses 2017 Cup Playoffs

Richmond, VA – Joey Logano entered Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond Raceway needing to win. If not, he would miss the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Unfortunately for the Team Penske driver, he brought his No. 22 Ford home one spot short. Logano, won the race at Richmond back in the spring and now finished second tonight. With that being said, for the first time since 2012, he won’t be a part of the playoffs. His last four final points standings finishes were eighth, fourth,…

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NASCAR Fans Robbed After Darlington Penalties

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. NASCAR is on the right track with encumbered wins, but I think they need to go a little bit further. For the fourth time in 2017, we have an encumbered race winner. Unfortunately, it happened in both races of the same race weekend at the same track. What does that mean? You saw Denny Hamlin sweep the weekend at Darlington Raceway, but it was a figment of your imagination. Both wins were encumbered meaning they don’t count. But,…

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Both Of Hamlin’s Win at Darlington Encumbered, Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Lose Crew Chief For Richmond

Huge NASCAR news came out of Charlotte on Wednesday as both of Denny Hamlin’s victories last weekend at the Darlington Raceway are now deemed “encumbered.” That’s the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to have an encumbered race winner (Joey Logano at Richmond in April) and the second NASCAR XFINITY Series encumbered race winner too. Unfortunately, Hamlin was on the wrong end of both XFINITY Series encumbered race winners. His photo finish at Michigan was deemed encumbered for him failing post race inspection. It was a huge slap in…

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Game 7 Moment for Joey Logano This Weekend at Richmond

For this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Richmond Raceway, it’s Game 7 for Joey Logano. The Team Penske driver needs to win Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) or he won’t be a part of this year’s playoffs. That would be a huge storyline leaving Richmond this weekend if he doesn’t. Who would have thought though, the first time we were in Richmond back in late April, that Logano wouldn’t be in this year’s playoffs? After all, he won the spring race at…

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Hamlin Wins Thrilling XFINITY Series Race at Darlington

Who said you can’t have Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race? Yes, last week’s story of Jeremy Clements winning the XFINITY Series race at Road America will pull far more weight than a Cup regular winning in the feeder series. But, as far as racing action goes, the finish of Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at the Darlington Raceway was just as good as last weekend’s race on the Wisconsin road course. Kevin Harvick got by Joey Logano for the lead with 31 laps-to-go in…

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