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Logano Gets NNS Win At CMS

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, October 13 2012

Joey Logano won the right to go backwards at Charlotte Friday night. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)


Joey Logano easily won Friday night’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, to get his eighth Nationwide Series race of the season in 18 starts.

Logano beat Kevin Harvick to the finish line by 2.760 seconds to win for the first time at Charlotte and the 17th time in his career. Series leader Elliott Sadler ran third and extended his advantage to 13 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who came home seventh.

Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin completed the top five.

Logano led the field to a restart on Lap 137, but Harvick tracked him down and passed the No. 20 Toyota in traffic on Lap 155. On Lap 162, however, both Logano and Keselowski shot past Harvick into the top two spots, after the handling of Harvick’s Chevrolet began to deteriorate.

After the Lap 137 restart, all drivers had to stop for fuel before the end of the race, which proved Keselowski’s undoing. His crew failed to engage the gas can and did not get fuel in the car on a splash-and-go with 10 laps left. That set up Logano for the decisive win.

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, October 13 2012
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