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Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Fontana

Los Angeles Times

Logano, who normally competes in NASCAR's premier Monster Energy Cup Series, led 139 of the race's 150 laps in his No. 22 Penske Ford at Auto Club Speedway and repeatedly pulled away on restarts following caution periods.

Kyle Busch wins Xfinity Series race and Sprint Cup pole at Indianapolis

Los Angeles Times

Kyle Busch led all but one lap Saturday to win the NASACAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis for the second consecutive year. The 2015 Sprint Cup champion beat Kevin Harvick by 0.415 seconds in the race that went 61 laps instead of the 60 scheduled. Paul Menard was third, 1.338 seconds back. It was Busch's seventh victory of the season and record-extending 83rd of his career and came on a weekend where he has dominated the 2.5-mile oval on both the Xfinity and Cup circuits. He posted the fastest practice times in both series Friday, won both poles Saturday and can sweep both races for the second straight year by winning the Brickyard 400 on Sunday.

Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Fontana

Los Angeles Times

Kyle Larson and Joey Logano each overcame early problems to square off for the victory at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Auto Club Speedway. But Larson's comeback had a bit extra to give the 24-year-old Californian the victory by 1.3 seconds over Logano in the Service King 300 in NASCAR's second-level series. The win extended Larson's strong weekend at the two-mile Fontana track. He's also on the pole for Sunday's Auto Club 400 in NASCAR's top-tier Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where Larson normally competes. "It was a lot of fun [battling] with Joey," with the two drivers frequently swapping the lead and racing side by side in the closing laps, Larson said.

Back on track: Drivers hail IndyCar return to Road America

U.S. News

Retired IndyCar driver Mario Andretti walks out of a trailer at the Road America track in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on June 22, 2016. IndyCar is returning to Road America for the first time since 2007 this Sunday, June 26, 2016. Tony Kanaan and Andretti, who won at the road course three times in the 1980s, are among the drivers eager for the return of the open wheel series to the sprawling, 4-mile track on a woody campus that resembles a campground.

Simon Pagenaud clinches IndyCar title with dominating win at Sonoma

Los Angeles Times

In a yearlong celebration of Roger Penske's 50th year in racing, Simon Pagenaud brought yet another championship to trophy to one of the most storied organization in motorsports. The Frenchman won his first career IndyCar title in his sophomore season driving for Penske, and did it in dominating fashion by winning the season finale Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Pagenaud only needed a smooth race to put a wrap on this breakthrough season. Instead, he picked up his fifth win of the year and led a strong Penske finish to the final podium. The Penske team went 1-2-3 in the final series standings, the first team to do so since another Penske trio pulled off the sweep in 1994.