Logano wins at Michigan as Ambrose scores solid result

Joey Logano celebrates at  Michigan

Joey Logano celebrates at Michigan

Joey Logano has scored his first victory since joining the famed Penske team with victory at the Pure Michigan 400.

Logano converted his pole position into victory, but it only came after Mark Martin tried to stretch his fuel too far running out of gas with three laps remaining.

The victory moved Logano from 16th to 13th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, 17 points out of 10th place. The youngest winner in Michigan history also is in play for a Wild Card, with two spots available to the drivers in positions 11-20 in the standings with the most victories.

“This is huge for our Chase hopes,” Logano said.

“We needed this to have a shot at getting in the Chase. We’re close now, but we can’t make any mistakes. This sure does help a lot.”

Kevin Harvick ran second, followed by Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer and Australia’s Marcos Ambrose in sixth.

“It was a good day,” said Ambrose.

“We ran in the top-10 for a lot of the day and it was a better day for us.

“I am proud of Drew (Blickensderfer) for calling a great race. He kept me out at the right times, pitted me at the right time, took 2 and 4 tyres at the right times. I will give him credit for this one. He got us up there with track position and we were able to hold on.”

A shocking day for the Hendrick cars with Jimmie Johnson blowing an engine and Dale Earnhardt Jr hitting the fence after a puncture.

RESULTS: Pure Michigan 400 – Michigan International Speedway

POS 

Car # 

Driver 

MFG 

start

Laps 

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points

bonus

1

22 Joey Logano Ford 1 200 51 Running 48 5

2

29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15 200 0 Running 42 0

3

78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 2 200 43 Running 42 1

4

27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 20 200 0 Running 40 0

5

15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 11 200 0 Running 39 0

6

9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 26 200 1 Running 39 1

7

5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 31 200 0 Running 37 0

8

31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 5 200 0 Running 36 0

9

16 Greg Biffle Ford 16 200 28 Running 36 1

10

99 Carl Edwards Ford 19 200 0 Running 34 0

11

42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 6 200 0 Running 33 0

12

2 Brad Keselowski Ford 9 200 17 Running 33 1

13

39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 21 200 0 Running 31 0

14

14 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 27 200 0 Running 0 0

15

20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 12 200 0 Running 29 0

16

56 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 17 200 0 Running 28 0

17

24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 13 200 0 Running 27 0

18

43 Aric Almirola Ford 14 200 0 Running 26 0

19

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 22 200 0 Running 25 0

20

11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 8 200 9 Running 25 1

21

21 Trevor Bayne Ford 18 200 1 Running 0 0

22

1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29 200 0 Running 22 0

23

10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 28 200 0 Running 21 0

24

34 David Ragan Ford 24 200 1 Running 21 1

25

13 Casey Mears Ford 33 200 2 Running 20 1

26

30 David Stremme Toyota 36 200 0 Running 18 0

27

55 Mark Martin Toyota 4 199 23 Running 18 1

28

93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 38 198 0 Running 16 0

29

32 Timmy Hill Ford 34 198 0 Running 15 0

30

7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 42 197 0 Running 14 0

31

18 Kyle Busch Toyota 10 197 0 Running 13 0

32

33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 43 197 0 Running 0 0

33

51 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet 39 196 0 Running 0 0

34

87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 37 192 0 Running 0 0

35

47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 30 186 0 Running 9 0

36

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 7 171 20 Running 9 1

37

38 David Gilliland Ford 23 165 1 Engine 8 1

38

83 David Reutimann Toyota 25 153 0 Running 6 0

39

35 Josh Wise Ford 40 56 0 Vibration 0 0

40

48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 3 54 3 Engine 5 1

41

95 Scott Speed Ford 32 35 0 Vibration 3 0

42

98 Johnny Sauter Ford 41 34 0 Vibration 0 0

43

36 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 35 12 0 Accident 1 0

 

 STANDINGS

Standing

Driver

Points

Behind

Starts

Wins

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Jimmie Johnson 813 Leader 23 4 9 15 1

2

Clint Bowyer 772 -41 23 0 8 13 1

3

Carl Edwards 762 -51 23 1 7 12 0

4

Kevin Harvick 749 -64 23 2 6 12 2

5

Kyle Busch 706 -107 23 3 10 14 3

6

Matt Kenseth 688 -125 23 4 5 11 3

7

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 679 -134 23 0 5 12 2

8

Brad Keselowski 667 -146 23 0 7 11 1

9

Kurt Busch 665 -148 23 0 6 11 2

10

Greg Biffle 663 -150 23 1 3 9 0

11

Kasey Kahne 659 -154 23 2 7 10 3

12

Martin Truex Jr. 653 -160 23 1 5 9 2

13

Joey Logano 646 -167 23 1 6 12 2

14

Jeff Gordon 637 -176 23 0 5 9 5

15

Ryan Newman 636 -177 23 1 4 10 5

16

Jamie McMurray 622 -191 23 0 1 5 0

17

Paul Menard 599 -214 23 0 1 5 1

18

Tony Stewart 594 -219 21 1 5 8 0

19

Aric Almirola 587 -226 23 0 1 5 4

20

Jeff Burton 561 -252 23 0 2 5 2

21

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 556 -257 23 0 0 0 0

22

Marcos Ambrose 554 -259 23 0 0 4 2

23

Juan Pablo Montoya 549 -264 23 0 3 5 0

24

Casey Mears 492 -321 23 0 0 1 2

25

Denny Hamlin 439 -374 19 0 3 4 5

26

David Ragan 420 -393 23 1 1 1 3

27

Danica Patrick 418 -395 23 0 0 1 4

28

David Gilliland 395 -418 23 0 1 1 5

29

Mark Martin 379 -434 16 0 1 4 1

30

Dave Blaney 343 -470 22 0 0 0 4

31

Bobby Labonte 337 -476 21 0 0 0 4

32

David Stremme 314 -499 22 0 0 0 3

33

David Reutimann 314 -499 23 0 0 0 5

34

J J Yeley 297 -516 22 0 0 1 7

35

Travis Kvapil 291 -522 23 0 0 0 8

36

AJ Allmendinger 278 -535 12 0 0 1 2

37

Michael McDowell 115 -698 20 0 0 1 17

38

Timmy Hill 114 -699 11 0 0 0 1

39

Michael Waltrip 102 -711 3 0 2 2 0

40

Scott Speed 94 -719 10 0 0 1 7

41

Terry Labonte 77 -736 4 0 0 0 1

42

Ken Schrader 68 -745 6 0 0 0 1

43

Boris Said 48 -765 2 0 0 0 0

44

Ron Fellows 31 -782 2 0 0 0 0

45

Alex Kennedy 21 -792 3 0 0 0 2

46

Justin Marks 14 -799 1 0 0 0 0

47

Victor Gonzalez Jr 10 -803 2 0 0 0 1

48

Scott Riggs 10 -803 6 0 0 0 6

49

Brian Keselowski 9 -804 2 0 0 0 2

50

Tomy Drissi 8 -805 2 0 0 0 1

51

Jacques Villeneuve 3 -810 1 0 0 0 1

52

Jason Leffler 1 -812 1 0 0 0 1

53

Elliott Sadler 1 0 0 0 1

54

Paulie Harraka 1 0 0 0 0

55

Max Papis 1 0 0 0 0

56

Landon Cassill 20 0 0 0 5

57

Mike Bliss 11 0 0 0 11

58

Regan Smith 6 0 0 2 0

59

Johnny Sauter 1 0 0 0 1

60

Brian Vickers 9 1 1 3 3

61

Brendan Gaughan 1 0 0 0 0

62

Joe Nemechek 20 0 0 0 7

63

Josh Wise 22 0 0 0 7

64

Owen Kelly 1 0 0 0 0

65

Trevor Bayne 9 0 0 0 1

66

Tony Raines 1 0 0 0 1

67

Morgan Shepherd 1 0 0 0 1

68

Austin Dillon 8 0 0 0 0

69

Sam Hornish Jr 1 0 0 0 1

 

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