NASCAR 2013: Auto Club 400

March 24, 2013
by Lee

After a long day of what was fairly calm and quiet racing, the finish to the Auto Club 400 at the California Speedway ended in a wild flourish. Joey Logano led Denny Hamlin by a slight margin. The two drivers battled for a number of laps. On the final lap Denny Hamlin pushed to the front, but Logano would not not give up. In the end, Hamlin and Logano wrecked coming out of turn four after Kyle Busch got by both of them on the top side of the track. Hamlin slammed into a concrete inside wall and had all four wheels off the ground in the wreck. Hamlin was helped into the ambulance and no word has been given on his condition. 

Once the race was complete, Logano was then involved in a fight with Tony Stewart on pit road. Punches were thrown but the fight was broken up rather quickly. This is the second weekend in a row that Logano has been involved in a post race altercation. 

The Generation 6 car once again gave us okay racing today. There was not a lot of passing that was seen on the track, and the cautions actually made this race much more interesting than what it probably should have been. I know the teams are going to keep working on the cars to make them better. In my opinion, the second half of this season is going to be more competitive on the track than what we are seeing right now. 

The Sprint Cup Series takes next week off before they travel to the shortest track on the circuit. Martinsville will be the scene off the next race on the paperclip in two weeks. Looking forward to seeing that race. 

Our thoughts and well wishes go to Denny Hamlin as we await word on any injuries that he may have suffered. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @troublinturntwo for updates on Hamlin as we get them.

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