BRISTOL, Tenn. Kasey Kahne's bumper-banging battle with Brad Keselowski was just the warm-up act in an action-packed race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Former teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano exchanged words after the race in person and on Twitter because Hamlin spun Logano as Logano was racing for the lead. A flat tire knocked Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth out of the race while they were running 1-2.
Typical Bristol, right? It looked that way as Kahne and Keselowski staged a spectacular battle for the lead, only for a caution to put them side-by-side for a restart with 39 laps to go.
Keselowski had an issue, he either spun his tires or the Hamlin-Logano feud disrupted his start, and Kahne sailed away for his first career victory at Bristol.
"Feels really good to win at this place," Kahne said.
Tempers flared after the race when Logano leaned inside Hamlin's window to complain about Hamlin spinning him as he tried to pass Gordon for the lead.
Logano was pulled away from Hamlin's car by crew members for both drivers in a classic post-Bristol clash that delighted the crowd.
"They're fighting! It's Bristol!" yelled Clint Bowyer, who saw the action on the infield big screen.
Formula One in Melbourne, Australia Kimi Raikkonen won Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, jump-starting Lotus' bid to challenge the series' bigger teams for the 2013 championship.
Raikkonen took the lead for good on lap 43 of 58 in a race that had seven leaders.
NHRA in Gainesville, Fla. Exactly a month after a fiery crash at NHRA's season opener in Pomona, Antron Brown found his way back to the top of the field, using the fastest pass of the day to edge Clay Millican in the Top Fuel final.
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