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Logano wins delayed Texas Cup race

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Tuesday 8th April, 2014 - 6:39am

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Joey Logano celebrates in Texas

Joey Logano celebrates in Texas

Even a late race caution couldn’t stop Joey Logano from winning the rain delayed Sprint Cup race in Texas.

The Penske driver dominated the second half of the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and was cruising to a victory when a final caution flag flew with a lap and a half remaining to set up a green-white-chequered finish.

Logano took four tyres and emerged in third place behind Jeff Gordon and Brian Vickers; both of whom took right-side rubber only. After the re-start he swept past Gordon entering the first turn of the last lap and became the seventh different winner of the seven races so far contested this season.

“It feels good to be back in victory lane,” said Logano. “I felt very confident coming into this race. I (said) we were going to win this week.”

Gordon finished second, followed by Kyle Busch, Vickers, Kyle Larson, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard and Tony Stewart.

Keselowski, Logano’s Team Penske teammate, finished 15th after being penalised for speeding off pit road during the final yellow. Penske had been on track for a 1-2 finish until then.

There was some big name casualties in the race with Dale Earnhardt Jr. classified last after he cut too low and hit the grass on the front stretch and then fired off into the outside wall. Jimmie Johnson, who was sitting-in behind, sustained front-end and windscreen damage from the debris from his team-mate’s incident. The other big name who failed to finish was Kevin Harvick who lost an engine.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose finished back in 20th place after fighting balance issues which included the front of his car lacking front grip.

VIDEO: Race Finish

VIDEO: Victory Lane

VIDEO: Earnhardt Jr.’s dramatic exit

 

RESULTS: DUCK COMMANDER 500 – Texas Motor Speedway

POS 

Car # 

Driver 

Make 

Start Pos. 

Laps 

Laps Led 

Final Status

Points

Bonus Points

1

22 Joey Logano Ford 10 340 108 Running 48 5

2

24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 12 340 40 Running 43 1

3

18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29 340 10 Running 42 1

4

55 Brian Vickers Toyota 23 340 0 Running 40 0

5

42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 14 340 0 Running 39 0

6

16 Greg Biffle Ford 4 340 0 Running 38 0

7

20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 26 340 0 Running 37 0

8

15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 25 340 1 Running 37 1

9

27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 13 340 0 Running 35 0

10

14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 1 340 74 Running 35 1

11

5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 32 340 0 Running 33 0

12

43 Aric Almirola Ford 17 340 0 Running 32 0

13

11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 6 340 20 Running 32 1

14

99 Carl Edwards Ford 5 340 0 Running 30 0

15

2 Brad Keselowski Ford 2 340 85 Running 30 1

16

31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 8 340 0 Running 28 0

17

1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 15 340 0 Running 27 0

18

78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 18 340 0 Running 26 0

19

21 Trevor Bayne Ford 7 339 0 Running 0 0

20

9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 9 339 0 Running 24 0

21

3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 20 339 0 Running 23 0

22

38 David Gilliland Ford 39 339 0 Running 22 0

23

47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 33 339 0 Running 21 0

24

51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 22 339 0 Running 20 0

25

48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 16 338 0 Running 19 0

26

17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 31 338 0 Running 18 0

27

10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 24 338 0 Running 17 0

28

13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 21 338 0 Running 16 0

29

7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 27 337 0 Running 15 0

30

95 Michael McDowell Ford 28 335 0 Running 14 0

31

26 Cole Whitt Toyota 42 335 0 Running 13 0

32

23 Alex Bowman Toyota 30 335 0 Running 12 0

33

36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 38 334 1 Running 12 1

34

40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 40 334 0 Running 0 0

35

34 David Ragan Ford 43 334 0 Running 9 0

36

98 Josh Wise Chevrolet 41 333 0 Running 8 0

37

32 Travis Kvapil Ford 37 332 0 Running 7 0

38

35 David Reutimann Ford 34 332 0 Running 6 0

39

41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 11 327 0 Accident 5 0

40

30 Parker Kligerman Toyota 36 313 0 Overheating 4 0

41

77 Dave Blaney Ford 35 272 0 Steering 3 0

42

4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 3 28 1 Engine 3 1

43

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 19 12 0 Accident 1 0

 

Standings

 

Position

Driver

Points

Behind

Starts

Wins

Top 5 

Top 10 

DNF

1

Jeff Gordon 259 Leader 7 0 3 5 0

2

Matt Kenseth 255 -4 7 0 1 5 0

3

Carl Edwards 247 -12 7 1 2 4 0

4

Joey Logano 235 -24 7 1 4 4 0

5

Kyle Busch 231 -28 7 1 2 3 0

6

Dale Earnhardt Jr 228 -31 7 1 4 4 1

7

Jimmie Johnson 228 -31 7 0 2 4 0

8

Brad Keselowski 218 -41 7 1 3 3 0

9

Brian Vickers 205 -54 7 0 1 3 0

10

Paul Menard 203 -56 7 0 1 4 0

11

Ryan Newman 202 -57 7 0 0 2 0

12

Austin Dillon 202 -57 7 0 0 1 0

13

Denny Hamlin 197 -62 6 0 1 2 0

14

Tony Stewart 189 -70 7 0 2 3 0

15

Kyle Larson 187 -72 7 0 2 3 1

16

Greg Biffle 187 -72 7 0 0 2 0

17

Clint Bowyer 187 -72 7 0 0 2 1

18

Marcos Ambrose 186 -73 7 0 2 2 0

19

Kasey Kahne 178 -81 7 0 0 2 0

20

AJ Allmendinger 173 -86 7 0 0 1 0

21

Jamie McMurray 167 -92 7 0 0 2 1

22

Aric Almirola 164 -95 7 0 1 2 2

23

Casey Mears 162 -97 7 0 0 1 0

24

Ricky Stenhouse Jr 154 -105 7 0 1 2 0

25

Kurt Busch 151 -108 7 1 2 2 2

26

Kevin Harvick 138 -121 7 1 1 2 2

27

Martin Truex Jr 131 -128 7 0 0 0 1

28

Justin Allgaier 129 -130 7 0 0 0 1

29

Danica Patrick 121 -138 7 0 0 0 1

30

Reed Sorenson 113 -146 7 0 0 0 0

31

David Gilliland 107 -152 7 0 0 0 0

32

Michael Annett 103 -156 7 0 0 0 1

33

Cole Whitt 99 -160 7 0 0 0 1

34

David Ragan 94 -165 7 0 0 0 0

35

Alex Bowman 85 -174 7 0 0 0 1

36

Josh Wise 67 -192 6 0 0 0 0

37

Travis Kvapil 52 -207 6 0 0 0 0

38

Ryan Truex 47 -212 5 0 0 0 1

39

Parker Kligerman 40 -219 7 0 0 0 4

40

Michael McDowell 40 -219 5 0 0 0 2

41

Bobby Labonte 29 -230 1 0 0 0 0

42

Jeff Burton 27 -232 1 0 0 0 0

43

Terry Labonte 24 -235 1 0 0 0 0

44

David Reutimann 22 -237 2 0 0 0 0

45

Timmy Hill 7 -252 2 0 0 0 1

46

David Stremme 5 -254 1 0 0 0 0

47

Michael Waltrip 4 -255 1 0 0 0 1

48

Dave Blaney 3 -256 1 0 0 0 1

49

Landon Cassill 0 -259 5 0 0 0 0

50

Sam Hornish Jr 0 -259 1 0 0 0 0

51

Trevor Bayne 0 -259 3 0 0 0 1

52

Brian Scott 0 -259 3 0 0 0 0

53

Joe Nemechek 0 -259 4 0 0 0 2

54

Blake Koch 0 -259 1 0 0 0 0

55

Morgan Shepherd 0 -259 1 0 0 0 1

56

J.J. Yeley 0 -259 0 0 0 0 0

57

Eric McClure 0 -259 0 0 0 0 0

 

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