At Talladega, Joey Logano Snaps Winless Streak

If you saw the single file racing in the Xfinity race, you got to see a repeat of that in the Cup race. After a nasty multiple barrel roll wreck in practice by Jamie McMurray, NASCAR reduced the opening in the restrictor plate to slow the cars. What they couldn’t figure out is how much the teams would skew the cars to get the spoiler out of the air and make the cars more squirrely than ever.

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series News and Notes From Richmond

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Next Race: Toyota Owners 400 The Place: Richmond Raceway The Date: Saturday, April 21 The Time: 6:30 p.m. ET TV: FOX, 6 p.m. ET Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 300 miles (400 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 100), Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 200), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 400)

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Martin Truex, Jr. Takes Charge in Fontana

You knew that Martin Truex, Jr. had a fast car after snaring the pole for the race. But Kevin Harvick also had a fast car, setting a track record during practice. But an early, and unlikely, crash in Stage 1 sent Harvick to the garage and opened the door for someone else to win the race. That someone turned out to be Truex, who started on the pole, won both Stages, led the most laps and lapped most of the field on his way to a dominating win.

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Monster Energy Cup Series News and Notes from Phoenix

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Next Race: TicketGuardian 500 The Place: ISM Raceway (Phoenix) The Date: Sunday, March 11 The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET TV: FOX, 3 p.m. ET Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 312 miles (312 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 75), Stage 2 (Ends on lap 150), Final Stage (Ends on lap 312)

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