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Aggressive driving took over the final laps of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400.
One lap, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin were battling for the lead. The next, Logano tagged the side of Hamlin's car. Kyle Busch shot by on the outside as Hamlin and Logano bounced off one another. Hamlin's car shot across the track and into the wall for a hard hit.
He initially climbed from his car, then immediately fell to the ground and was assisted by medical workers. Stay tuned for updates on his condition.
Logano had more to deal with then a crashed car, though. Tony Stewart charged at him, trying to get to Logano as the crews erupted in a fight, then in an expletive-laced television interview offered disdain for the driver's tactics on the final restart.
"I'm going to bust his ass," he concluded after questioning Logano's way of dealing with confrontations.
For his part, Logano evinced no remorse in a postrace interview.
Stay tuned for continuing coverage of this breaking story.
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Tony Stewart gave new meaning to the term “no filter” Sunday afternoon.
After being blocked by Joey Logano after the final restart of the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif., Stewart confronted the younger driver in a heated exchange that had to be broken up by pit crews from both cars. Stewart then ripped Logano to the media, calling him “a little rich kid who has never had...
Joey Logano threw a block on Tony Stewart during NASCAR's Auto Club 400 on Sunday and Stewart responded by throwing punches on Logano.
Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in the L1 vertebrae as result of his last lap wreck with former teammate Joey Logano.
Hamlin spent Sunday night in a Fontana hospital and is expected to fly home to Charlotte soon. Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates will evaluate Hamlin later in the week.
“That’s what he gets” chimed Logano in a post race...
NASCAR took one step closer to WWE/MMA today when driver Tony Stewart threw punches at fellow driver Joey Logano at the end of the race. Stewart was mad at Logano for blocking him during a late restart. “Smoke” explained his anger in a post-fight interview. (We’ll have video and more when we get it).
TONY STEWART THROWIN BOWS AT JOEY LOGANO AT THE END OF...
Can't we all just get along?
Denny Hamlin once called Joey Logano his teammate. After last Sunday's run-in at Bristol Motor Speedway between the two drivers, Hamlin dismissed Logano's indignation later that night on Twitter with a simple, "hush, little child."
However, Hamlin's tune softened slightly on Friday.
"As far as I'm concerned, there...
Joey Logano said he "did what he had to do to win the race" - and that meant taking no prisoners.
Logano blocked three-time champion Tony Stewart on the final restart with 10 laps remaining in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 on Sunday and traded paint for the second time in as many weeks with Denny Hamlin before finishing third at Auto Club Speedway.
After the dust...
NASCAR driver Joey Logano said he had no idea Denny Hamlin was inured and didn't mean to wreck his former teammate on the last lap of Sunday's Auto Club 400. "I just thought we were racing hard, you know?" Logano told Jeff
Denny Hamlin walked out of a California hospital Monday night, more than 29 hours after enduring a horrific crash at nearby Auto Club Speedway that left him with a compressed fracture in his lower back.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver was ready to fly home to North Carolina, saying that he was feeling "as I can be at the moment - definitely better than I was yesterday for sure...
After last week’s melt down it figured that drivers Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin would race each other for the win at Auto Club Speedway.
The two drivers raced each other during the final laps but in turn three of the last lap got into each other allowing Kyle Busch to steal the win.
Logano finished sixth while Hamlin received a ambulance ride.
After the race Tony Stewart and...
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For the second week in a row, Joey Logano has created some angst and agita at the end of a NASCAR event...
This time it was created with Tony Stewart at the restart at the end of the race at Fontucky...
Both made it over the finish line (in various pieces), but when they both made it to pit road Stewart had had enough...
He'd had all he can stands...
Roger Penske bristled Monday at ''petty'' barbs against Joey Logano for his wealthy upbringing and defended his driver in the fallout from Sunday's race at California that left Denny Hamlin in a hospital.
Logano was involved in a last-lap accident with Hamlin and then had a post-race altercation with Tony Stewart.
''Listen, Joey is a great driver and...
The Auto Club 400 proved to be the most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the track in recent history and arguably was one of the season's best. The new cars used every inch of track throughout the race, and at the end, the two drivers who feuded the previous week battled one another once again for the victory.
Kyle Busch looked like he had the strongest car most of the afternoon...
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The most exciting, incredible, and stunning last lap ever to occur at the Auto Club Speedway took place Sunday afternoon. A mass of storylines came out from the final lap after rivals wrecked each other, the third place driver coming into the final lap took the win and Smoke threw a punch on pit road. Fontana is never known for “exciting” races but, Sunday’s...