Latest Motorsports News (Week 1 May 2018)

Joey Logano wins Talladega for the third time

Joey Logano is no stranger to the bends and turns of the Talladega Superspeedway having won their twice before. This Sunday April 29th was no different as he geared up for another NASCAR Talladega auto race at the very same circuit. The race was wrought with mishaps and accidents with the highlight being a 14 car pile up with 22 laps remaining which saw a lot of top drivers and contenders for the cup taken out of the race. But Logano was one of the few to make his way through the wreckage on the tracks followed by Busch, Chase Elliott and pole sitter Kevin Harvick. He was the only driver from the whole lineup of Team Penske to make it through the accident and after that there was no looking back. Kurt Busch was hot on his trails and Logano displayed some supreme skills while holding off Busch in the last lap to get his first win since April at Richmond. This was his third win at the Talladega Superspeedway.

Jamie McMurray in a 14 car crash in Talladega

The NASCAR Talladega auto race was wrought with mishaps and a late accident with 22 laps remaining on the board. There was a pile up of 14 cars on the tracks which saw many of the top rated drivers and contenders taking out of the race. Jimmie Johnson’s car was th cause of the wreck when it drifted into traffic. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron were among the unlucky ones who got caught up in the aftermath. Johnson however was able to continue the race and when asked about the supposed loss of control he said that he thought that some thing had clipped his rear left corner and that is why his Chevrolet spun out of control. Paul Menard was another big name who got tangled in the mess and subsequently was taken out of competition. Brad Keselowski five time Talladega winner also suffered some damage.

Mazda bringing in Pigot as a sub for Tincknell

Spencer Pigot is all set to make a comeback to the Mazda team for the IMSA WeatherTechSportsCar Championship’s Mid-Ohio round as Harry Tincknell is currently unavailable fulfilling his obligations at the Ford WEC at Spa. On being asked about the substitution Mazda confirmed that indeed they were bringing in Spencer Pigot who has been their third driver for almost three years now to race alongside Jonathan Bomarito in the #55 Mazda RT24-P. Pigot has been testing out his IndyCar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but will be heading down to Ohio for what is all set to be his first sprint race for the Mazda Team.