Logano wins fuel race at the Glen

Joey Logano celebrates for the second time in two days at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano celebrates for the second time in two days at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano has come through on the final corner to win at Watkins Glen after defending series champion and points leader Kevin Harvick ran out of fuel.

It was a weekend sweep for Logano, who took victory in the XFinity Series race, and earn his first road course victory in each category.

It’s the second-straight week that fuel has played a key role, ironically it was Logano who was one of the drivers who ran short at Pocono just seven days ago.

Caution periods dictated the fuel strategy, with Harvick having to stretch his car as Logano closed him down in the final laps. It appeared to be enough when the Ford driver ran wide at Turn 1 at the start of the final lap.

However, Harvick slowed with two corners remaining and even appeared to pick-up some fuel through the final turn as Logano rounded him up. Harvick bumped the back of Logano, but then coasted to the line with Kyle Busch just beating him to the chequered flag.

“We were patient and methodical all day long,” said Logano who only led the final lap to win the race.

“I felt pretty sure the #4 was going to run out and then it got into the last lap. Right at the end I was able to get by him there.

“Last week (Pocono) I lost one like that and now I have won a race that way.

“Every driver wants to add a road course victory and to take both races here this weekend is pretty cool.”

Busch’s second place now putting him inside the top-30 in points and giving him a shot of the Sprint Cup title.

Watkins Glen brought out plenty of tough racing and wild moments. One of the more bizarre came for Denny Hamlin who had his bonnet flip-up!

This race had been for the past number of years the domain of Australia’s Marcos Ambrose. The Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, now in the hands of Sam Hornish Jr., finished the race in ninth.

VIDEO: Race recap

RESULTS: Cheez-It 355 – Watkins Glen International

POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE START LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 22 Joey Logano Ford 16 90 1 Running 47 4
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 8 90 3 Running 43 1
3 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 4 90 29 Running 43 2
4 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 26 90 2 Running 41 1
5 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 14 90 0 Running 39 0
6 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 18 90 0 Running 38 0
7 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 11 90 27 Running 38 1
8 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 15 90 0 Running 36 0
9 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford 24 90 0 Running 35 0
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 9 90 0 Running 34 0
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 7 90 0 Running 33 0
12 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 6 90 0 Running 32 0
13 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28 90 0 Running 31 0
14 16 Greg Biffle Ford 25 90 0 Running 30 0
15 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 20 90 0 Running 29 0
16 43 Aric Almirola Ford 21 90 0 Running 28 0
17 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 22 90 0 Running 27 0
18 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 29 90 0 Running 26 0
19 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 12 90 0 Running 25 0
20 95 Michael McDowell Ford 31 90 0 Running 24 0
21 35 Cole Whitt Ford 33 90 2 Running 24 1
22 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 34 90 0 Running 22 0
23 55 David Ragan Toyota 19 90 0 Running 21 0
24 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 1 90 21 Running 21 1
25 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 2 90 5 Running 20 1
26 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 27 90 0 Running 18 0
27 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 13 90 0 Running 17 0
28 33 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet 35 90 0 Running 16 0
29 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 39 90 0 Running 15 0
30 23 J.J. Yeley Toyota 42 90 0 Running 0 0
31 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet 40 90 0 Running 13 0
32 32 Boris Said Ford 38 89 0 Running 0 0
33 38 David Gilliland Ford 37 89 0 Running 11 0
34 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 30 89 0 Running 10 0
35 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 36 89 0 Running 0 0
36 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 10 89 0 Running 8 0
37 34 Chris Buescher Ford 32 88 0 Running 0 0
38 98 Timmy Hill Chevrolet 43 88 0 Running 0 0
39 26 Jeb Burton Toyota 41 88 0 Running 5 0
40 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 17 86 0 Running 4 0
41 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 5 86 0 Running 3 0
42 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 23 78 0 Running 2 0
43 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 3 56 0 Rear Gear 1 0

 

STANDINGS

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Kevin Harvick 823 Leader 22 2 15 19 1
2 Joey Logano 781 -42 22 2 13 16 0
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr 750 -73 22 2 11 13 1
4 Jimmie Johnson 747 -76 22 4 10 15 0
5 Brad Keselowski 719 -104 22 1 5 14 1
6 Martin Truex Jr 714 -109 22 1 6 15 2
7 Matt Kenseth 703 -120 22 2 8 14 1
8 Kurt Busch 659 -164 19 2 8 13 0
9 Jamie McMurray 635 -188 22 0 2 7 1
10 Denny Hamlin 631 -192 22 1 6 9 1
11 Paul Menard 622 -201 22 0 2 4 1
12 Jeff Gordon 620 -203 22 0 3 12 1
13 Ryan Newman 613 -210 22 0 4 10 1
14 Clint Bowyer 612 -211 22 0 1 9 0
15 Carl Edwards 589 -234 22 1 2 6 2
16 Aric Almirola 562 -261 22 0 1 1 1
17 Kasey Kahne 561 -262 22 0 2 6 2
18 Greg Biffle 532 -291 22 0 2 3 0
19 Kyle Larson 517 -306 21 0 1 6 3
20 Casey Mears 493 -330 22 0 0 1 2
21 Austin Dillon 492 -331 22 0 0 3 2
22 Danica Patrick 489 -334 22 0 0 2 1
23 AJ Allmendinger 481 -342 22 0 0 3 3
24 David Ragan 461 -362 22 0 1 1 2
25 Sam Hornish Jr 425 -398 22 0 0 3 2
26 Tony Stewart 418 -405 22 0 0 2 4
27 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 393 -430 22 0 1 1 2
28 Trevor Bayne 392 -431 22 0 0 2 3
29 Justin Allgaier 362 -461 22 0 0 1 3
30 Kyle Busch 361 -462 11 4 5 6 2
31 Cole Whitt 355 -468 22 0 0 0 1
32 David Gilliland 342 -481 22 0 0 0 2
33 Brett Moffitt 279 -544 18 0 0 1 0
34 Alex Bowman 279 -544 21 0 0 0 3
35 Michael Annett 261 -562 22 0 0 0 1
36 Matt DiBenedetto 238 -585 19 0 0 0 1
37 Josh Wise 186 -637 17 0 0 1 4
38 Michael McDowell 148 -675 10 0 0 0 0
39 Jeb Burton 125 -698 17 0 0 0 3
40 Alex Kennedy 93 -730 10 0 0 0 0
41 Reed Sorenson 41 -782 4 0 0 0 0
42 Bobby Labonte 39 -784 3 0 0 0 1
43 Brian Vickers 32 -791 2 0 0 0 0
44 Michael Waltrip 26 -797 2 0 0 0 0
45 Mike Wallace 8 -815 1 0 0 0 0
46 Eddie MacDonald 7 -816 1 0 0 0 0
47 Will Kimmel III 6 -817 1 0 0 0 0
48 Ron Hornaday Jr 2 -821 1 0 0 0 1
49 Ryan Blaney 0 -823 8 0 1 1 3
50 Landon Cassill 0 -823 22 0 0 0 4
51 Brian Scott 0 -823 6 0 0 0 3
52 Ty Dillon 0 -823 4 0 0 0 0
53 J.J. Yeley 0 -823 21 0 0 0 4
54 Regan Smith 0 -823 4 0 0 0 0
55 Chase Elliott 0 -823 4 0 0 0 0
56 Matt Crafton 0 -823 1 0 0 0 0
57 Johnny Sauter 0 -823 1 0 0 0 0
58 Chris Buescher 0 -823 6 0 0 0 0
59 Boris Said 0 -823 2 0 0 0 0
60 Brendan Gaughan 0 -823 8 0 0 0 2
61 Justin Marks 0 -823 1 0 0 0 0
62 Mike Bliss 0 -823 8 0 0 0 0
63 Travis Kvapil 0 -823 2 0 0 0 0
64 Joe Nemechek 0 -823 1 0 0 0 0
65 Timmy Hill 0 -823 4 0 0 0 0
66 Joey Gase 0 -823 2 0 0 0 1
67 Derek White 0 -823 1 0 0 0 0
68 Jeff Green 0 -823 1 0 0 0 0
69 Erik Jones 0 -823 1 0 0 0 0
70 Tanner Berryhill 0 -823 0 0 0 0 0
71 T.J. Bell 0 -823 0 0 0 0 0

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