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Truex wins NASCAR race in Vegas; Logano, Kyle Busch brawl

LAS VEGAS — Martin Truex passed Brad Keselowski with two laps left and avoided a last-lap wreck that led to a pit-road brawl and left Kyle Busch bloodied in a wild finish to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race Sunday.

An aggressive Joey Logano got into Busch, sending him spinning down pit road in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Moments later, Busch and Logano tangled, with crew members pulling Busch away as blood ran down his forehead. "There wasn't much talking, just a lot of swinging," Logano said.

Asked if any blows were landed, Logano replied, "None to me."

Busch was pulled off the ground by crew members and taken to the infield care center to get examined. He was quickly treated and released. "I got dumped. He flat out just drove straight in the corner and wrecked me," Busch said. "That's how Joey races, so he's going to get it."

The fight overshadowed a tough-luck finish for Keselowski, who appeared to be pulling away after a restart and on his way to his second win in as many weeks when he ran into mechanical problems. "I just know it was something major," he said. "It wouldn't turn and I lost brakes."

Truex passed him and held on to become the first driver to win all three segments in NASCAR Cup's new stage racing.

Kyle Larson was second, followed by Chase Elliott, Logano and Keselowski.

The 1½-mile track was slick with the temperature in the 80s in the desert.

Truex wins NASCAR race in Vegas; Logano, Kyle Busch brawl 03/12/17 [Last modified: Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:56pm]
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