Truex wins at Las Vegas, Busch - Logano fist fight entertained a crowd
Martin Truex Jr. wins the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the third round of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But, Truex’s 8th Cup victory in a career isn’t the main thing that happened on Sunday in Las Vegas because Kyle Busch and Joey Logano stole the headlines with their post-race fist fight.
Truex sweeps Las Vegas with stage wins and final triumph
Martin Truex sweeps the Las Vegas event with #78 Furniture Row Toyota, winning both stages and finally capturing a victory ahead of Kyle Larson. Truex was leading 150 of 267 laps. Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski completed the Top 5.
Keselowski, who led for 89 laps, was Truex’s main rival on the white-flag mark, but a driver of #2 Ford slowed down due to some mechanical issues and handed a victory to Truex. Logano’s slid up into Kyle Busch’s Toyota in a battle for the third position. Busch spun into the inside wall on pit road and limped across the finish line in 22nd place.
Logano managed to cross the finish line in the fourth place but his race wasn’t over. Kyle Busch confronted Logano and punched him into a head. Logano’s crew stepped into the clash, in which Busch sustained a bloody bruise to his forehead.
Logano’s 28th Xfinity Series win
A day earlier at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Joey Logano won the Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity Series race in the #12 Team Penske Ford, scoring his 28th victory in a series. Kyle Larson finished in the second place, same as he did in Sunday’s race.
Daniel Suarez finished third, followed by Justin Allgaier, the highest-finishing series regular. Elliott Sadler finished eighth to retain the series lead by four points over Daytona winner Ryan Reed, who came home seventh.
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