Newman skips late pit stop, stuns NASCAR field in Phoenix

It seems to me the "new, improved" Kyle Busch has reverted to the old formula. Once you get loose once, then I was on his door.

In Sunday's Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Speedway, Busch had a third-place finish while Logano finished 31st after being involved in an accident. "I really wanted this race win to be conventional", Ricky Taylor said.

This weekend the NASCAR Cup Series will run their fourth race of the season as they continue their West Coast swing in Phoenix.

Sure, it's only four events into the marathon 36-race season. "I know he was in my heart all day", said Force, whose winning time was 3.928 seconds.

Polesitter Joey Logano held off a fast-charging Kyle Larson to lead all but one of the 75 laps in the opening stage to win Stage 1. PIR was his third consecutive runner-up result, and going back to 2016, his fourth in five starts.

"Like I've been saying, we've never had that speed".

I'm going out on a limb and picking Harvick to win today. He restarted fifth after Larson beat him off of pit road. "Just got to keep working hard".

Kevin Harvick: he turned a junk vehicle into one that contended for the win late, only to fade to sixth after a restart.

When just about everybody else chose to take a tire-changing pit stop in the final few laps on Sunday, Newman figured he'd be going in with them. This was his first win since July 2013 at Indianapolis while with the Stewart-Haas Racing team.

NASCAR's 20-somethings showed their strength again at PIR, surely to the delight of motorsports industry executives striving to attract younger fans.

The win is the first for Richard Childress Racing since the team won in November of 2013 at Phoenix. While he didn't have the best race vehicle, he had a good enough auto to put himself in a position to win at the end.

Newman didn't waste time crediting his crew chief Ryan Lambert after the race for the decisive call. When Pattie saw how many other cars were pitting, he changed his mind, but it was too late. "It took me, like, three years to finish second in sprint cars".

"Yeah, my spotter said "clear" and I started turning down".

When the caution ended, two laps separated him from the win.

The day began for Logano with a meeting with Kyle Busch and NASCAR officials about the crash and subsequent scuffle late in last Sunday's race in Las Vegas. He came out 26, and like Elliott, Truex had a fast vehicle - but not enough to get back to the front.



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