Martin Truex Jr. Looks to Ride Las Vegas Momentum into Phoenix

It’s off to Phoenix International Raceway for this Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race and NASCAR weighs in on the Kyle Busch and Joey Logano fight.

FOX’s Marghiee Teshineh with “FOX in the Fast Lane”:

Martin Truex Jr. says NASCAR’s west coast swing which includes this weekend’s race in Phoenix, offers fans of the Denver based team a chance to see him race closer to home and it’s fun for his crew as well:

(Truex Jr.) “Anytime we race on the west coast or you know from Kansas west, I think it’s a little bit of extra incentive for our guys and a little bit of pride.”

And Truex says the win at Las Vegas is a reflection of how the team has progressed:

(Truex Jr.) “I think the important thing for us is we’re starting off the season strong; we were putting ourselves in position to win races and that’s really the key.”

Truex heads to Phoenix looking for back to back series wins, but will have to beat Kevin Harvick who has a career eight wins there.

And NASCAR says no penalties or fines against Kyle Busch, Joey Logano or their teams for the post race fight at Las Vegas. NASCAR executive VP Steven O’Donnell says “we felt Sunday’s post-race incident does not warrant any further action.”

I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News.

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