NASCAR America: Jamie McMurray gives parent-minded thoughts on Kyle Busch fight

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In an interview with NASCAR America, Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray said “some type” of disciplinary action was warranted against Kyle Busch following his post-race fight with Joey Logano on Sunday.

McMurray shared his thoughts before NASCAR announced no penalties would be issued for the altercation.

“That’s a really tough situation,” McMurray said. “I had a somewhat lengthy discussion with Jeff Gordon on the way home. He flew home with me. We talked about it. I assume they’ll have to take some action. The struggle with that is I have a 6-year-old. And when I got home, my 6-year-old asked me why Kyle Busch go punch Joey Logano? So my view as a racer is different than my view as a parent. So there’s got to be some discipline, some type of action taken towards Kyle. At the same time, I think it’s one thing for Kyle and Joey to have a confrontation and try to work that out. But crew members getting involved is not acceptable. Especially it looked like those guys ganged up on Kyle afterward, and I don’t think that’s right. I think if they want to break it up it’s one thing. But they don’t need to get involved in it.”

McMurray also talks about sharing a ride home with race-winner Martin Truex Jr.

Justin Allgaier wins pole for Charlotte Xfinity race

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CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Allgaier won the pole for the Xfinity Series’ Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

With a speed of 182.488 mph, Allgaier earned his fifth Xfinity pole and his first since the March 2013 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Allgaier is joined on the front row by Austin Dillon (181.519).

The top five is completed by Ryan Blaney (181.378), Daniel Hemric (181.324) and Kevin Harvick (181.245).

Christopher Bell will start seventh in his first Xfinity race.

Brad Keselowski and Dakoda Armstrong will start from the rear after not passing inspection in time to qualify.

Click here for full qualifying results.

Ryan Blaney leads second Coke 600 practice

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CONCORD, N.C. — Ryan Blaney posted the top speed in the second practice session for the Coca-Cola 600.

Blaney’s No. 21 Ford produced a speed of 188.055 mph Saturday morning around Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The top five was filled out by Erik Jones (187.598 mph), Martin Truex Jr. (187.084), Daniel Suarez (186.838) and Trevor Bayne (186.239).

Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick was ninth fastest at 185.567 mph. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 14th quickest at 185.141 mph.

Kyle Bush recorded the most laps in the session with 48.

Click here for the full practice report.

Eight teams lose 15 minutes of Coke 600 practice for failing pre-qualifying inspection

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CONCORD, N.C. — Eight Cup teams will be held 15 minutes during Coca-Cola 600 practice today for failing pre-qualifying inspection on Thursday

Drivers include Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard, David Ragan, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Corey LaJoie and Chris Buescher.

Buescher’s team also loses pit selection for Sunday’s race due to failing pre-qualifying inspection three ties.

Larson and LaJoie’s loss of practice time comes on top of them not making qualifying runs on Thursday after neither of their cars passed inspection in time.

 

NASCAR America: How much risk should drivers take in the Coca-Cola 600?

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As in many things in life, whether something is worth doing comes down to risk vs. reward.

Such will be the case in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. How much are drivers willing to risk? Will that risk be worth reward, particularly with the additional stage to the race?

On Friday’s NASCAR America, Parker Kligerman jumped into the iRacing simulator and showed the greatest strategies to employ in Sunday’s race, especially with the traction compound up top.

Check out the above video.