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Update:3/22/2017 8:22:51 PM
NASCAR suspends crew chiefs for Keselowski and Harvick (The Associated Press)

Brad Keselowski makes a pit stop during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

NASCAR suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick on Wednesday for violations at Phoenix Raceway. Keselowski's car failed post-race inspection on Sunday and NASCAR suspended crew chief Paul Wolfe three races. Wolfe was also fined $65,000 and Team Penske was docked 35 driver and owner points.






Column: Larson finishes 2nd again, takes over points lead (The Associated Press)
Kyle Larson finished second at Phoenix International Raceway and then headed to the beach for a brief family vacation. There was no lamenting his third consecutive runner-up finish because Larson is the current points leader of NASCAR's top series. A two-tire stop put him in position to win Sunday at Phoenix in overtime, but a slip on the restart cost him any chance of running down leader Ryan Newman in the two-lap sprint to the finish.



Newman skips late pit stop, stuns NASCAR field in Phoenix (The Associated Press)




Allgaier holds on to win Xfinity, his 1st victory in 5 years (The Associated Press)
Justin Allgaier acknowledges there were some very down moments in his long NASCAR Xfinity victory drought. Allgaier held off Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones. Blaney, who started the day 33rd after missing the qualifying, pulled ahead of Jones before the final lap to finish second.



Fresh generation of drivers emerging on NASCAR circuit (The Associated Press)
Five of the highest-starting eight drivers in NASCAR's lineup for its Monster Energy Series race on Sunday are 26 or younger. Ryan Blaney, starting next to pole-sitter and teammate Joey Logano on the front row, is 23. Larson won at Michigan last year and finished second in the last two Cup races.



Logano tells Busch 'honest mistake' led to incident at Vegas (The Associated Press)

Kyle Busch is introduced before an NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

The first face-to-face meeting between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano since last week's post-race scuffle in Las Vegas is over. Whether the drivers feel any better about things headed into Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway is an open question. The two were summoned to a 15-minute session Friday with NASCAR officials as everyone involved tried to put the pit road brawl to bed.






Logano uses fast late lap to claim pole in Phoenix (The Associated Press)
Joey Logano capped a day in the spotlight with a fast late lap Friday to claim the pole for the NASCAR Camping World 500. With the temperature in the low 90s and the sun beginning to set, Ryan Blaney qualified second to give Ford the top two spots to start Sunday's race. Logano and Blaney bumped Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Chevrolet out of the top spot he had held through most of the final five-minute qualifying round on Friday.



NASCAR does not penalize Busch or Logano for Vegas fight (The Associated Press)

Joey Logano is shown in the pit area during qualifying for the Boyd Gaming 300, a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

NASCAR on Wednesday declined to penalize Kyle Busch, Joey Logano of their crews for their post-race scuffle at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR said the sport was built on the kind of racing that Busch and Logano did on the final laps of Sunday's race.