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Logano Wins NNS Race In Dover

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 2 2012

Joey Logano got the Nationwide victory in Dover on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Erik J. Perel)

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Joey Logano passed rookie Ryan Truex for the lead with six laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday.

Truex had a lead of just under a second when he came up on two lapped cars running side by side. By the time he got past those cars, Logano was on his rear bumper. Shortly after that, Logano made the winning pass.

“Ryan (Truex) got caught up with the lapped traffic or whatever, and I had a bigger run and got on the outside,” Logano said. “He got really lose there at the end of the run. Excited about this win here. It’s been a long time coming. I feel like I’ve lost a lot of them here that was really close to winning them and never been able to win them. To finally get it –  means a lot.”

“I’m not happy,” Truex said. “It’s second and I should be happy with it, but we had a winning car and I hate to blame it on somebody else, but when you see a car that’s three seconds faster coming and you race next to each other with five (laps) to go, it’s just stupid. I don’t know where their spotters were for that, but I probably could have picked a better lane around him. Joey (Logano) had better car at the end there, we were just too free. It’s just frustrating. I have to thank Grime Boss, Toyota and Nationwide Insurance for putting on the series. I just wish I could have gotten a win. Too close to finish second.”

Both drivers were driving Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas.

Finishing third was a third JGR car, this one driven by Brian Scott.

Kurt Busch finished fourth and Justin Allgaier fifth.

RACE RESULTS

1. (2) Joey Logano, Toyota, 200, $39,375.

2. (1) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 200, $37,743.

3. (5) Brian Scott, Toyota, 200, $30,518.

4. (9) Kurt Busch, Toyota, 200, $20,525.

5. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, $26,318.

6. (11) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, $24,518.

7. (6) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, $22,028.

8. (3) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, $21,388.

9. (14) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 200, $21,018.

10. (15) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 199, $21,818.

11. (23) Michael Annett, Ford, 199, $20,343.

12. (12) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 199, $20,218.

13. (10) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 199, $20,118.

14. (19) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 199, $19,993.

15. (30) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 198, $21,093.

16. (20) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 198, $19,843.

17. (28) Jeff Green, Toyota, 198, $19,768.

18. (27) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 198, $19,718.

19. (21) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 197, $19,668.

20. (13) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 197, $13,150.

21. (34) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 194, $20,243.

22. (18) Josh Richards, Ford, 194, $13,000.

23. (22) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 193, $19,393.

24. (32) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, 193, $12,875.

25. (40) Brad Teague, Chevrolet, 190, $19,768.

26. (36) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 189, $12,775.

27. (29) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 179, $19,193.

28. (41) Tim Bainey Jr., Chevrolet, Accident, 144, $19,118.

29. (35) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Transmission, 144, $12,575.

30. (17) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Accident, 133, $19,293.

31. (26) Timmy Hill, Ford, Accident, 120, $18,938.

32. (4) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 119, $19,878.

33. (8) Mike Bliss, Toyota, Electrical, 36, $12,350.

34. (39) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, Vibration, 14, $12,315.

35. (37) Matt Carter, Chevrolet, Electrical, 11, $12,285.

36. (38) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, Suspension, 10, $12,260.

37. (24) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Ignition, 5, $12,240.

38. (16) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, Vibration, 4, $12,176.

39. (25) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, Vibration, 4, $12,075.

40. (31) Tim Andrews, Ford, Accident, 2, $12,020.

41. (42) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, Brakes, 2, $11,990.

42. (33) Matt DiBenedetto, Chevrolet, Electrical, 2, $11,950.

RACE STATISTICS

Average Speed of Race Winner: 110.497 mph.

Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 48 Mins, 36 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 1.526 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 6 for 27 laps.

Lead Changes: 5 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: R. Truex 0; J. Logano 1-42; J. Allgaier 43-45; J. Logano 46-151; R. Truex 152-194; J. Logano 195-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J. Logano 3 times for 154 laps; R. Truex 1 time for 43 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 3 laps.

Top 10 in Points: E. Sadler – 454; R. Stenhouse Jr. – 442; A. Dillon – 440; S. Hornish Jr. – 404; J. Allgaier – 376; C. Whitt – 366; M. Annett – 364; M. Bliss – 302; J. Nemechek – 287; T. Malsam – 282.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 2 2012
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