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NASCAR off to saucy start

April 2, 2013 - Bennet Goldstein

The NASCAR season is only five races old, but we’ve already had a year’s worth of drama. Joey Logano has proceeded to miff several drivers, Kyle Larson’s car flew into the wall with his engine landing in the stands in a Nationwide race and Sprint Cup’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is quietly leading the points race. Logano has to be the biggest story so far. One week he was agitated at Denny Hamlin for spinning him and got out of his car and did some very aggressive finger pointing. The next week he and Hamlin were racing for the win and Logano wrecked him, sending Hamlin into the wall and out of commission. Then Logano gets bum rushed after the race by Tony Stewart who said the 22-year-old was blocking him on a restart. NASCAR officials seem to love it when the drivers go at it — even using its more well-known driver confrontations in its promotional commercials (think drivers throwing their helmets at other cars). So as NASCAR is telling them “have at it boys” it should be a drama filled season on “As the Wheels Turn,” otherwise known as the Sprint Cup.



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