Logano keeps Penske streak rolling

Joey Logano celebrates his fourth win of 2014

Joey Logano celebrates his fourth win of 2014

Joey Logano has scored his fourth win of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season as he took victory in a sometimes wild Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Team Penske driver kept things rolling for the Ford outfit after team-mate Brad Keselowski won the last two races, including the Chase opener last weekend in Chicago.

It now means both Team Penske drivers are through to the next phase of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Logano got a good jump on a green-white-chequered restart, allowing him to hold off rookie Kyle Larson to score his second win at Loudon.

“We worked hard,” said Logano.

“This is my home race track, the coolest place to win for me. I could never pick a better race track to win.

“I’ve got to thank all the boys at Team Penske. We’re doing what we’ve got to do to win this thing right now – both teams are – and I’m proud of that.”

Kevin Harvick, who led a race-high 104 laps (out of 303), finished third while Jamie McMurray and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top five.

The race included 15 caution periods for multiple incidents, many involving Chase contenders.

Chase leader Keselowski, who started on the pole for the fifth time this season, led 78 laps and despite spinning and bringing out one of the yellow flags, found himself in the lead over the closing 50 laps of the race. However, he faded to seventh at the finish, but still leads the standings.

Marcos Ambrose had a day of lows and highs. Starting 20th he found himself a lap down, but the succession of caution periods soon got him the “Lucky Dog” and he was back in contention. Then his team gambled on strategy calls not to pit and he found himself battling for the Top-5.

Saying that his car was pushing through the corners, Ambrose used up his tyres. The late run of yellow flags saw his team gamble with a four-tyre stop. But he was buried in the pack and went on to finish 24th.

VIDEO: Final laps

VIDEO: Victory Lane

 

RESULTS: Sylvania 300 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway 
POS. CAR # DRIVER MANUFACTURER STARTING POS. LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 22 Joey Logano Ford 7 303 73 Running 47 4
2 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 10 303 0 Running 42 0
3 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 3 303 104 Running 43 2
4 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 2 303 0 Running 40 0
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 6 303 0 Running 39 0
6 43 Aric Almirola Ford 21 303 0 Running 38 0
7 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 1 303 78 Running 38 1
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 5 303 0 Running 36 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 11 303 0 Running 35 0
10 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 12 303 15 Running 35 1
11 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 22 303 0 Running 33 0
12 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 32 303 0 Running 32 0
13 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 27 303 0 Running 31 0
14 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 14 303 0 Running 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 23 303 0 Running 29 0
16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 26 303 0 Running 28 0
17 99 Carl Edwards Ford 8 303 0 Running 27 0
18 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 9 303 0 Running 26 0
19 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 18 303 0 Running 25 0
20 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 24 303 0 Running 24 0
21 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 16 303 0 Running 23 0
22 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 25 303 0 Running 22 0
23 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 17 303 0 Running 21 0
24 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 20 303 0 Running 20 0
25 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 30 303 0 Running 0 0
26 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 13 303 0 Running 18 0
27 38 David Gilliland Ford 34 301 1 Running 18 1
28 23 Alex Bowman Toyota 35 301 0 Running 16 0
29 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 38 301 0 Running 15 0
30 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28 301 0 Running 14 0
31 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 37 300 0 Running 13 0
32 83 Travis Kvapil Toyota 40 300 0 Running 12 0
33 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet 39 297 0 Running 11 0
34 66 Mike Wallace Toyota 42 296 0 Running 0 0
35 32 Timmy Hill Ford 43 295 0 Running 9 0
36 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 15 268 0 Running 8 0
37 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 4 265 32 Running 8 1
38 26 Cole Whitt Toyota 31 264 0 Running 6 0
39 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 19 263 0 Accident 5 0
40 33 David Stremme Chevrolet 36 228 0 Running 4 0
41 77 Corey Lajoie Ford 41 201 0 Running 3 0
42 34 David Ragan Ford 29 177 0 Accident 2 0
43 93 Clay Rogers Toyota 33 45 0 Overheating 1 0

 

STANDINGS

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Brad Keselowski 2097 Leader 28 5 12 15 1
2 Joey Logano 2096 -1 28 4 12 17 4
3 Kevin Harvick 2090 -7 28 2 10 15 2
4 Jimmie Johnson 2080 -17 28 3 9 17 3
5 Kyle Busch 2077 -20 28 1 6 11 4
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2077 -20 28 3 11 17 2
7 Jeff Gordon 2070 -27 28 3 10 18 0
8 Matt Kenseth 2057 -40 28 0 10 17 2
9 Carl Edwards 2057 -40 28 2 6 11 2
10 AJ Allmendinger 2056 -41 28 1 2 4 3
11 Kasey Kahne 2055 -42 28 1 3 10 3
12 Ryan Newman 2055 -42 28 0 2 10 1
13 Denny Hamlin 2049 -48 27 1 6 12 2
14 Greg Biffle 2049 -48 28 0 3 10 1
15 Kurt Busch 2047 -50 28 1 6 8 5
16 Aric Almirola 2045 -52 28 1 2 7 6
17 Kyle Larson 821 -1276 28 0 7 13 3
18 Jamie McMurray 782 -1315 28 0 4 10 3
19 Clint Bowyer 781 -1316 28 0 4 11 3
20 Austin Dillon 759 -1338 28 0 1 3 0
21 Paul Menard 753 -1344 28 0 4 11 0
22 Brian Vickers 736 -1361 28 0 3 8 2
23 Marcos Ambrose 684 -1413 28 0 3 5 1
24 Martin Truex Jr 642 -1455 28 0 0 3 2
25 Casey Mears 636 -1461 28 0 1 2 0
26 Tony Stewart 609 -1488 25 0 2 6 2
27 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 588 -1509 28 0 1 5 2
28 Danica Patrick 578 -1519 28 0 0 3 3
29 Justin Allgaier 500 -1597 28 0 0 0 5
30 David Gilliland 435 -1662 28 0 0 0 4
31 Michael Annett 419 -1678 28 0 0 0 4
32 David Ragan 396 -1701 28 0 0 0 3
33 Cole Whitt 387 -1710 28 0 0 0 3
34 Reed Sorenson 383 -1714 28 0 0 0 5
35 Josh Wise 341 -1756 27 0 0 0 1
36 Alex Bowman 335 -1762 28 0 0 0 4
37 Ryan Truex 193 -1904 23 0 0 0 8
38 Michael McDowell 178 -1919 13 0 0 1 4
39 Travis Kvapil 167 -1930 18 0 0 0 1
40 Jeff Burton 87 -2010 4 0 0 0 0
41 Terry Labonte 77 -2020 3 0 0 0 0
42 David Stremme 68 -2029 9 0 0 0 2
43 Bobby Labonte 54 -2043 3 0 0 0 1
44 Parker Kligerman 54 -2043 8 0 0 0 4
45 Michael Waltrip 48 -2049 3 0 0 0 1
46 Juan Pablo Montoya 47 -2050 2 0 0 0 0
47 Alex Kennedy 47 -2050 5 0 0 0 2
48 Dave Blaney 46 -2051 7 0 0 0 3
49 Brett Moffitt 44 -2053 4 0 0 0 1
50 David Reutimann 37 -2060 3 0 0 0 0
51 Timmy Hill 31 -2066 6 0 0 0 3
52 Boris Said 28 -2069 2 0 0 0 0
53 Nelson Piquet Jr 18 -2079 1 0 0 0 0
54 Eddie MacDonald 9 -2088 1 0 0 0 0
55 Tomy Drissi 6 -2091 1 0 0 0 0
56 Corey Lajoie 3 -2094 1 0 0 0 0
57 Clay Rogers 1 -2096 1 0 0 0 1
58 Landon Cassill 0 -2097 26 0 0 0 4
59 Sam Hornish Jr 0 -2097 1 0 0 0 0
60 Trevor Bayne 0 -2097 9 0 0 0 3
61 Brian Scott 0 -2097 5 0 0 0 1
62 Ty Dillon 0 -2097 1 0 0 0 0
63 Ryan Blaney 0 -2097 1 0 0 0 0
64 Joe Nemechek 0 -2097 15 0 0 0 3
65 J.J. Yeley 0 -2097 10 0 0 0 4
66 Blake Koch 0 -2097 3 0 0 0 0
67 Mike Wallace 0 -2097 1 0 0 0 0
68 Mike Bliss 0 -2097 5 0 0 0 4
69 Regan Smith 0 -2097 1 0 0 0 1
70 Joey Gase 0 -2097 1 0 0 0 0
71 Morgan Shepherd 0 -2097 2 0 0 0 1
72 Johnny Sauter 0 -2097 1 0 0 0 1
73 Eric McClure 0 -2097 0 0 0 0 0
74 Matt Crafton 0 -2097 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

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