Logano Makes Team Penske Two For Two In Chase
Joey Logano became a Chase-race winner on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)
Joey Logano won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and in doing so, joined Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski – who won at Chicagoland Speedway a week ago – in advancing to the second round of the 10-race Chase playoffs.
The victory, which came in Race No. 2 of the Chase, was fourth of the season for Logano. It was the seventh of his career.
And it came thanks for putting on a restart symposium in a race which featured 15 cautions – the last of which sent the race to a green/white/checkered finish.
“We were able to have some good restarts,” Logano said. “The guys did a good job of setting this thing (his No. 22 Ford) up and gave me something to win with today.”
The second round of the playoffs will begin after next weekend’s race in Dover, Del. with four of the original 16 playoff drives eliminated.
Non-Chase driver Kyle Larson finished second.
Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing, who led a race-best 104 laps, finished third while non-Chaser Jamie McMurray of Chip Ganassi Racing was fourth.
Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was fifth.
Logano, a native of the Northeast, calls New Hampshire a home track. But, he also admits he’s had trouble at the mile oval in Loudon. Not so on Sunday.
“I went to sleep last night hoping for a top-five,” he said, “and that would be good for me at this track. It’s not Read the full story »