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Have you heard?! The supercharged, adrenaline-pumping racing of the Global Rallycross Championship comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 10! Extreme racing stars such as Ken Block and Tanner Foust will try to tame a course comprised of dirt, water and asphalt!


So how much buzz was built up by how Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway ended? Consider the following. Kyle Busch won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for the first time since last April, Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed only a few late-race laps to pick up about 15 positions and Earnhardt, Jr. is now the points leader.

All of that, however, was greatly overshadowed by the fashion in which Sunday’s race ended, with Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wrecking one another coming to the checkered flag and Kyle Busch getting by to take the win.


Kasey Kahne figured out the best way to put coming close to a victory behind him. By winning the very next race. Kahne picked up his first victory of the season on Sunday at Bristol, moving to the lead with 39 laps to go and pulling away from Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski to pick up the win.


Transitions can be an x-factor in racing. Sometimes, a new combination between a driver, a new team or crew chief can cause some growing pains. But in other cases, things get up to speed in a hurry. You can count Matt Kenseth in the latter of those two.

After running strong in the first two races of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Kenseth found his way to victory lane on Sunday at Las Vegas, leading 42 laps, including the final 40 circuits to take the win.


Sometimes, drivers start slow coming off a big championship run. Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards were slow out of the gate last year, and Edwards didn’t win a race the entire year. But if drivers are supposed to start slow following a championship run, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson didn’t get the memo.

Johnson has finished first and second in the season’s first two races, with Keselowski finishing third twice already.


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