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Logano Wins Again In NNS

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 16 2012

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Joey Logano passed Elliott Sadler for the lead with 24 laps to go, survived three late-race restarts and went on to win the Alliance Truck Parts 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

The victory was the fifth of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 14th of his career. It was his second victory in a row as he won at Dover two weeks ago.

JamesBuescher finished second and Kurt Busch third.

Fourth was Cole Whitt while Austin Dillon was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Sam Hornish Jr., Michael McDowell, Brad Keselowski, Paul Menard and Brian Scott.

The final restart of the race came with four laps to go and Logano starting P1 on the outside and Buescher to his left.

Buescher stayed with Logano and actually pulled even on the low side with a lap to go but could not make the move stick.

Danica Patrick finished 18th after spinning herself out twice in the final laps.

“Racing there with James at the end was a lot of fun,” Logano said. “I knew exactly what he was doing the whole time, laying back there and trying to make that run on the last lap. I knew he was going to slide it down into 1, and I felt like, as long as I had position on him, I could pin him down enough to get a big enough lead off the corner.

“He did exactly what I thought he was going to do, and I was able to work my game plan and come out ahead enough to win the race.”

For Logano, the victory was yet another case of capitalizing on a chance to win and extending his remarkable success rate.

“I’ve had a lot of confidence in myself lately, in my abilities, knowing what I can do with the race car,” Logano said. “I feel like I’m feeding my crew chiefs the best information, and they’re doing the best jobs they can do to make the best race cars for me.

“There hasn’t been an opportunity we’ve let slip up yet. We’ve been in position to win races, and we’ve capitalized every time we’ve been in that position.”

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, June 16 2012
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