NASCAR: Logano serves notice with win at Bristol

After victory in Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Joey Logano is tied for season wins with Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson with two races to go before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins.

Many NASCAR traditions have changed during recent years, but at least one is coming back. The Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – considered one of the “crown jewel” races of the Sprint Cup Series – will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend in 2015.

Just a week into NASCAR’s new rules regarding conduct of drivers on the track following accidents, Denny Hamlin appeared to come precariously close to crossing the line at Bristol Motor Speedway. On the apron of the track near his wrecked car, Hamlin heaved his HANS safety device at Kevin Harvick’s car.

Nico Rosberg extended his championship lead and deepened his rift with Lewis Hamilton. The gloves are now well and truly off between the Mercedes rivals in their bitter fight for the Formula One title.

On a restart with six of 300 laps remaining, Blaney powered past leader Kyle Busch, who appeared to spin his rear wheels, and held off the all-time series wins leader for the victory in Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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