Sunday Night Quick Takes

Spencer Neff


Thank you for reading and I hope you had a great weekend. Here are some of the top stories from the weekend in motorsports.

  1. Joey Logano won his third consecutive race Sunday at Talladega, after a wreck broke out just as the only green-white-checkered attempt began. The end of the race left Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth out of the Chase, while Kevin Harvick, who ignited controversy when his car seemed to have played a part in the race-ending crash, moved on to the next round.While it may not be proven Harvick’s intent and therefore any ability to penalize him may be taken away, NASCAR made a mistake by reducing the green-white-checkered attempts from three to one. Doing so took away an exciting finish from the fans and was an unfair wild card to throw into the mix this close to the race. Hopefully NASCAR will keep the number of attemts at a green-flag finish at three and think of other ways to make restrictor plate races safer.
  2. Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix in Austin and clinched his third Formula 1 Championship. Hamilton has become the dominating driver in the sport and could be able to contend for some of the series records if he keeps up his torrid pace.
  3. Just as in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race ended on its first green-white-checkered attempt, when Spencer Gallagher and John Wes Townley collided on the backstretch as Timothy Peters picked up his first win of 2015 and his second in a row at Talladega. Tyler Reddick passed Matt Crafton for second in points behind Erik Jones after Crafton was involved in a wreck on Saturday. With just 23 points between the top three drivers, the Truck Series championship could come down to the final laps at Homestead in a few weeks.

Have a great week and see you soon.


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