Joey Logano became the first driver to win from the pole this season on his way to his second victory and supplanting Kyle Busch as the points leader. On his way to Victory Lane, Logano won Stage 1, led 163 of 203 laps and held off the field during a wild final restart with just a few laps to go. How Kyle Busch of him.
Toyota placed only three cars in the Top 10 at Pocono but the won the race again and that is all that matters. Kyle Busch didn’t win either of the first two stages, that honor went to Kyle Larson, but he won the race – again. And last time I checked, they handed out the trophy at the end of the race, not at the end of the stages.
Al Unser, Sr. used a hotel lobby display car to win at Indianapolis in 1987. 46-year-old Juan Fangio broke and re-broke the Nurburgring lap record three times during his miracle Formula One victory in 1957. Every motorsport enthusiast can recite a list of the great driving performances in auto racing history.
In this episode of AmericanMuscle’s Hot Lap YouTube series, Justin Dugan grabs the keys to a customer’s super-clean, low-mileage, Vapor Silver, 5-speed equipped, 2006 Mustang GT for a budget-style mini build. Keeping cost down doesn’t necessarily mean styling and performance have to suffer; so with that in mind, Justin selects some modest modifications from AM’s Mustang Exhaust, Intake, and Suspension categories before testing it out on the dyno and street.
NASCAR did not have a great idea of what kind of racing the new aero package would produce at Talladega this weekend. They allowed teams to change gears after RPMs were up around 9000.
In what I would call the best 1.5 mile race to date, Denny Hamlin had to overcome a few mistakes to grab the checkers at Texas, his second win of the season. Hamlin took his time getting to Victory Lane after missing the entrance to pit road and having two penalties on pit road.