Logano wins at Bristol

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Sunday 23rd August, 2015 - 2:00pm

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Logano repeats at Bristol

Logano repeats at Bristol Night Race

Joey Logano has withstood a hounding Kevin Harvick to win the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

It was a repeat win for Logano who won the corresponding event at ‘The World’s Fastest Halfmile’ 12 months ago.

The champion and points leader pushed Logano for the final 63 of 500 laps to take his third win of the season and 11th of his career.

Harvick recovered from two pit lane penalties to finish second, a mere .220 seconds behind Logano. Polesitter Denny Hamlin ran third, and Clint Bowyer got a much-needed fourth place.

“There’s not much time to look in the rearview mirror, but I realised how different his line was than mine,” Logano said. “He’d drive in so hard and almost get to my back bumper, and then I’d drive off really good.

“It’s kind of interesting to watch a race like that, when two cars are a similar speed, but in two completely different ways. That’s what’s so fun about Bristol is you can drive the car about five or six different ways and make it fast, so it’s fun to race here.”

Penske team-mate Brad Keselowski came home fifth, followed by Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch, who led a race-high 192 laps but was hit with a pit road speeding penalty on his last stop under yellow on Lap 432.

Logano took over from there and racked up 176 laps out front in a race that saw 14 lead changes among five drivers. The runner-up finish was Harvick’s 10th of the season.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished ninth, followed by Ryan Newman and Jamie McMurray, who solidified their positions in the fight for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berths on points. McMurray and Newman are 10th and 11th in the standings, respectively, the highest-scored drivers without a victory this season.

Given that there have been only 11 different winners in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year, at least three drivers are certain to qualify for the Chase on points.

VIDEO: Race recap

 

RESULTS: Irwin Tools Night Race – Bristol Motor Speedway

POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE START LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 22 Joey Logano Ford 5 500 176 Running 47 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 7 500 0 Running 42 0
3 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 1 500 54 Running 42 1
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 10 500 0 Running 40 0
5 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 9 500 0 Running 39 0
6 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 6 500 4 Running 39 1
7 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 3 500 74 Running 38 1
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 2 500 192 Running 38 2
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 20 500 0 Running 35 0
10 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 18 500 0 Running 34 0
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 21 500 0 Running 33 0
12 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 14 500 0 Running 32 0
13 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 16 500 0 Running 31 0
14 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 11 499 0 Running 30 0
15 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 22 498 0 Running 29 0
16 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 19 498 0 Running 28 0
17 43 Aric Almirola Ford 31 497 0 Running 27 0
18 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford 26 497 0 Running 26 0
19 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 40 497 0 Running 25 0
20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 24 496 0 Running 24 0
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 8 496 0 Running 23 0
22 21 Ryan Blaney Ford 15 496 0 Running 0 0
23 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 28 496 0 Running 21 0
24 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29 496 0 Running 20 0
25 16 Greg Biffle Ford 17 496 0 Running 19 0
26 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 25 495 0 Running 18 0
27 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 32 495 0 Running 17 0
28 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 23 495 0 Running 16 0
29 35 Cole Whitt Ford 33 495 0 Running 15 0
30 34 Brett Moffitt Ford 27 495 0 Running 14 0
31 95 Michael McDowell Ford 30 495 0 Running 13 0
32 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 36 494 0 Running 12 0
33 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 42 493 0 Running 11 0
34 23 J.J. Yeley Toyota 38 492 0 Running 0 0
35 32 Josh Wise Ford 34 491 0 Running 9 0
36 38 David Gilliland Ford 37 488 0 Running 8 0
37 33 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 43 486 0 Running 0 0
38 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 39 480 0 Running 0 0
39 98 Timmy Hill Ford 41 476 0 Running 0 0
40 55 David Ragan Toyota 4 443 0 Accident 4 0
41 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 12 356 0 Accident 3 0
42 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 13 110 0 Engine 2 0
43 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet 35 0 0 Engine 1 0

 

STANDINGS
 

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Kevin Harvick 908 Leader 24 2 17 21 1
2 Joey Logano 865 -43 24 3 14 18 0
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr 819 -89 24 2 11 15 1
4 Brad Keselowski 793 -115 24 1 5 16 1
5 Jimmie Johnson 792 -116 24 4 11 16 0
6 Martin Truex Jr 771 -137 24 1 7 16 2
7 Matt Kenseth 753 -155 24 3 9 15 2
8 Kurt Busch 713 -195 21 2 8 13 0
9 Denny Hamlin 712 -196 24 1 8 11 1
10 Jamie McMurray 696 -212 24 0 2 7 1
11 Ryan Newman 683 -225 24 0 4 12 1
12 Paul Menard 674 -234 24 0 2 4 1
13 Jeff Gordon 672 -236 24 0 3 12 1
14 Carl Edwards 666 -242 24 1 2 8 2
15 Clint Bowyer 655 -253 24 0 2 10 0
16 Aric Almirola 620 -288 24 0 1 1 1
17 Kasey Kahne 618 -290 24 0 2 6 2
18 Greg Biffle 572 -336 24 0 2 3 0
19 Austin Dillon 564 -344 24 0 1 4 2
20 Kyle Larson 551 -357 23 0 1 6 4
21 Danica Patrick 525 -383 24 0 0 2 1
22 Casey Mears 516 -392 24 0 0 1 3
23 AJ Allmendinger 515 -393 24 0 0 3 3
24 MiDavid Ragan 491 -417 24 0 1 1 3
25 Sam Hornish Jr 476 -432 24 0 0 3 2
26 Tony Stewart 466 -442 24 0 0 2 4
27 Trevor Bayne 443 -465 24 0 0 2 3
28 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 434 -474 24 0 1 1 2
29 Kyle Busch 433 -475 13 4 5 7 2
30 Justin Allgaier 409 -499 24 0 0 1 3
31 Cole Whitt 387 -521 24 0 0 0 1
32 David Gilliland 362 -546 24 0 0 0 2
33 Alex Bowman 304 -604 23 0 0 0 3
34 Brett Moffitt 303 -605 20 0 0 1 0
35 Michael Annett 271 -637 24 0 0 0 2
36 Matt DiBenedetto 263 -645 21 0 0 0 1
37 Josh Wise 202 -706 19 0 0 1 4
38 Michael McDowell 161 -747 11 0 0 0 0
39 Jeb Burton 136 -772 18 0 0 0 3
40 Alex Kennedy 93 -815 10 0 0 0 0
41 Reed Sorenson 41 -867 4 0 0 0 0
42 Bobby Labonte 39 -869 3 0 0 0 1
43 Brian Vickers 32 -876 2 0 0 0 0
44 Michael Waltrip 26 -882 2 0 0 0 0
45 Mike Wallace 8 -900 1 0 0 0 0
46 Eddie MacDonald 7 -901 1 0 0 0 0
47 Will Kimmel III 6 -902 1 0 0 0 0
48 Ron Hornaday Jr 2 -906 1 0 0 0 1
49 Ryan Blaney 0 -908 10 0 1 1 3
50 Landon Cassill 0 -908 24 0 0 0 4
51 Brian Scott 0 -908 6 0 0 0 3
52 Ty Dillon 0 -908 4 0 0 0 0
53 J.J. Yeley 0 -908 23 0 0 0 4
54 Regan Smith 0 -908 4 0 0 0 0
55 Chase Elliott 0 -908 4 0 0 0 0
56 Matt Crafton 0 -908 1 0 0 0 0
57 Johnny Sauter 0 -908 1 0 0 0 0
58 Chris Buescher 0 -908 6 0 0 0 0
59 Boris Said 0 -908 2 0 0 0 0
60 Brendan Gaughan 0 -908 8 0 0 0 2
61 Justin Marks 0 -908 1 0 0 0 0
62 Mike Bliss 0 -908 9 0 0 0 0
63 Travis Kvapil 0 -908 3 0 0 0 0
64 Joe Nemechek 0 -908 1 0 0 0 0
65 Timmy Hill 0 -908 6 0 0 0 1
66 Joey Gase 0 -908 2 0 0 0 1
67 Derek White 0 -908 1 0 0 0 0
68 Jeff Green 0 -908 1 0 0 0 0
69 Erik Jones 0 -908 1 0 0 0 0
70 Tanner Berryhill 0 -908 0 0 0 0 0
71 T.J. Bell 0 -908 0 0 0 0 0

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