Home » NASCAR - Nationwide Series

Logano Wins Again At Dover

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 28 2013

Joey Logano won the Nationwide race at Dover Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Gregg Ellman)

RacinToday.com

Joey Logano won Saturday’s 5-hour Energy 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.

The victory was a record four straight events at the Monster Mile.

No other driver has ever won four straight races at Dover in any of NASCAR’s top three national series, and Logano accomplished the feat decisively, finishing 14.590 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Larson.

Kevin Harvick ran third, more than 24 seconds back, and Brian Vickers came home fourth. Logano, Larson, Harvick and Vickers were the only drivers on the lead lap at the finish.

Arguably, Kyle Busch had the fastest car, but Busch stayed on the track under the first two cautions, both of which fell within the first 35 laps of the race. When a third caution failed to materialize, Busch was forced to pit under green on Lap 87, leaving him unable to complete the race without stopping again.

Logano, on the other hand, brought his No. 22 Ford to pit road on Lap 37, under the second caution, and made his second stop, under green, on Lap 116, on the borderline of finishing the race without another trip to pit road.

When the pit stops cycled out by Lap 124, Busch held a lead of almost 10 seconds, but Logano, on fresher tires, cut into the advantage in large chunks. On Lap 142, Logano caught and passed Busch’s No. 54 Toyota and pulled away to a lead of more than four seconds by Lap 175.

With the race still under green on Lap 176—and six other cars on the lead lap-Busch was forced to pit and dropped to 14th, one lap down. He finished eighth.

A pit road speeding penalty incurred on Lap 117 cost Sam Hornish Jr. most of his series lead. Hornish finished 17th and left Dover four points ahead of sixth-place finisher Austin Dillon, who trimmed 11 points from Hornish’s advantage entering the race.

Dover International Speedway

Saturday, September 28, 2013

1. (1) Joey Logano(i), Ford, 200, $49230.

2. (17) Kyle Larson #, Chevrolet, 200, $41322.

3. (8) Kevin Harvick(i), Chevrolet, 200, $24265.

4. (11) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 200, $27696.

5. (12) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 199, $25821.

6. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 199, $24671.

7. (9) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 199, $22256.

8. (5) Kyle Busch(i), Toyota, 199, $18110.

9. (18) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 199, $21621.

10. (6) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 199, $22446.

11. (10) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 199, $20971.

12. (14) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 199, $20846.

13. (7) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 198, $20746.

14. (15) Michael Annett, Ford, 198, $20621.

15. (13) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 198, $21521.

16. (19) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 198, $20471.

17. (2) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 198, $20596.

18. (4) Alex Bowman #, Toyota, 197, $20346.

19. (20) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 197, $20296.

20. (23) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 197, $20921.

21. (22) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 196, $20191.

22. (21) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 196, $20091.

23. (24) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 196, $20016.

24. (16) Nelson Piquet Jr. #, Chevrolet, 194, $19966.

25. (38) TJ Duke, Ford, 191, $20391.

26. (31) Eric McClure, Toyota, 189, $19866.

27. (34) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 177, $19816.

28. (27) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, 162, $19741.

29. (33) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 107, $19666.

30. (25) Blake Koch, Toyota, Handling, 85, $19916.

31. (29) Carl Long, Dodge, Transmission, 74, $19566.

32. (30) Ryan Ellis, Toyota, Brakes, 60, $13315.

33. (39) Brad Teague, Toyota, Parked, 58, $13245.

34. (36) Donnie Neuenberger, Ford, Accident, 33, $19406.

35. (28) Jeff Green, Toyota, Vibration, 13, $13155.

36. (35) JJ Yeley(i), Chevrolet, Overheating, 9, $12260.

37. (37) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, Handling, 8, $12240.

38. (26) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Transmission, 7, $12176.

39. (32) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, Vibration, 4, $12075.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 131.219 mph.

Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 31 Mins, 27 Secs. Margin of Victory: 14.590 Seconds.

Caution Flags: 2 for 8 laps.

Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders: J. Logano(i) 1-18; K. Busch(i) 19-86; J. Logano(i) 87-115; M. Bliss 116-117; C. Whitt 118-120; K. Busch(i) 121-141; J. Logano(i) 142-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J. Logano(i) 3 times for 106 laps; K. Busch(i) 2 times for 89 laps; C. Whitt 1 time for 3 laps; M. Bliss 1 time for 2 laps.

Top 10 in Points: S. Hornish Jr. – 989; A. Dillon – 985; E. Sadler – 947; R. Smith – 946; B. Vickers – 942; J. Allgaier – 919; B. Scott – 916; T. Bayne – 903; K. Larson # – 864; P. Kligerman – 820.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 28 2013
No Comment

Comments are closed.