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Logano spins Kenseth for Kansas victory

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Monday 19th October, 2015 - 10:32am

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Logano is all smiles in Kansas

Logano is all smiles in Kansas

Joey Logano has continued to be a major thorn in the side of his rivals as he took his second straight win in the second phase of the Chase for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup.

After winning last weekend at Charlotte, Logano surged to victory at Kansas Speedway, brushing past leader Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining.

After being one of the dominant drivers in the first portion of the Chase, Kenseth was brought back to earth last weekend. In Kansas he led a race-high 153 of 269 laps, but was sent spinning when he tried to defend his race lead again the fast-finishing Logano.

Like it was for defending champion Kevin Harvick in the first phase of the Chase, Kenseth has to win next weekend at Talladega.

“Strategically, that doesn’t seem like such a great decision for him,” said Kenseth who finished 14th.

“But it’s the one he made, and that’s how he wanted to win.”

Logano took the win after a green-white-chequered overtime finish, holding off Denny Hamlin to notch his fifth Sprint Cup victory of the year, his second at the 1.5-mile track and the 13th of his premier-series career.

“When you see trophies you want to get them,” said Logano.

“Our goal is to keep everyone on edge when they go into Talladega and we can feel comfortable about it, so I’m just proud of what this team is doing. We’ve just got to keep this speed in our race cars and keep doing what we’re doing.”

A wide variety of issues befell several Chase hopefuls, making the task ahead of them that much more difficult in next weekend’s elimination race at treacherous Talladega Superspeedway.

A look at the standings is more about focussing on the bottom four which is Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Matt Kenseth.

If any driver in the top-12 wins at Talladega they will automatically advance to the next round of the Chase.

VIDEO: Race wrap

RESULTS: Hollywood Casino 400 – Kansas Speedway

POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE START LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 22 Joey Logano Ford 14 269 42 Running 47 4
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 5 269 0 Running 42 0
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 21 269 5 Running 42 1
4 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 24 269 0 Running 40 0
5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 3 269 0 Running 39 0
6 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 9 269 0 Running 38 0
7 21 Ryan Blaney Ford 8 269 5 Running 0 0
8 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 2 269 6 Running 37 1
9 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 1 269 28 Running 36 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 6 269 0 Running 34 0
11 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 10 269 0 Running 33 0
12 33 Brian Scott Chevrolet 16 269 0 Running 0 0
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 18 269 0 Running 31 0
14 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 11 269 153 Running 32 2
15 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 7 269 0 Running 29 0
16 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 4 268 21 Running 29 1
17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 12 268 0 Running 27 0
18 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 19 268 0 Running 26 0
19 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 13 268 7 Running 26 1
20 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28 268 0 Running 24 0
21 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 15 267 0 Running 23 0
22 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29 267 0 Running 22 0
23 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 38 267 2 Running 22 1
24 43 Aric Almirola Ford 23 267 0 Running 20 0
25 55 David Ragan Toyota 22 266 0 Running 19 0
26 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 30 266 0 Running 18 0
27 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 27 265 0 Running 17 0
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford 31 265 0 Running 16 0
29 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 20 265 0 Running 15 0
30 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 34 265 0 Running 14 0
31 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 32 264 0 Running 13 0
32 34 Brett Moffitt Ford 35 264 0 Running 12 0
33 35 Cole Whitt Ford 39 264 0 Running 11 0
34 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet 37 263 0 Running 10 0
35 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 17 263 0 Running 9 0
36 38 David Gilliland Ford 33 262 0 Running 8 0
37 23 Jeb Burton Toyota 40 260 0 Running 7 0
38 98 Reed Sorenson Ford 42 258 0 Running 6 0
39 32 Will Kimmel III Ford 43 255 0 Running 5 0
40 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 26 170 0 Accident 4 0
41 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 25 154 0 Accident 3 0
42 26 J.J. Yeley Toyota 36 144 0 Running 0 0
43 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 41 127 0 Engine 0 0

STANDINGS

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Joey Logano 3095 Leader 31 5 19 25 0
2 Denny Hamlin 3082 -13 31 2 13 17 1
3 Kurt Busch 3077 -18 28 2 10 17 0
4 Carl Edwards 3076 -19 31 2 5 13 2
5 Kevin Harvick 3071 -24 31 3 20 24 1
6 Jeff Gordon 3071 -24 31 0 3 16 1
7 Brad Keselowski 3071 -24 31 1 6 21 1
8 Martin Truex Jr 3070 -25 31 1 8 19 2
9 Kyle Busch 3064 -31 20 4 8 12 2
10 Ryan Newman 3062 -33 31 0 5 14 1
11 Dale Earnhardt Jr 3039 -56 31 2 13 18 1
12 Matt Kenseth 3035 -60 31 5 12 19 3
13 Jamie McMurray 2154 -941 31 0 3 8 1
14 Jimmie Johnson 2134 -961 31 4 12 19 1
15 Paul Menard 2109 -986 31 0 2 4 1
16 Clint Bowyer 2086 -1009 31 0 2 11 1
17 Aric Almirola 821 -2274 31 0 3 5 2
18 Kasey Kahne 811 -2284 31 0 3 9 3
19 Kyle Larson 757 -2338 30 0 1 9 4
20 Greg Biffle 753 -2342 31 0 3 4 0
21 Austin Dillon 688 -2407 31 0 1 5 3
22 Casey Mears 672 -2423 31 0 0 1 3
23 AJ Allmendinger 645 -2450 31 0 0 3 3
24 Danica Patrick 644 -2451 31 0 0 2 3
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 623 -2472 31 0 1 2 2
26 Sam Hornish Jr 614 -2481 31 0 0 3 2
27 Tony Stewart 608 -2487 31 0 0 2 4
28 David Ragan 602 -2493 31 0 1 1 6
29 Trevor Bayne 578 -2517 31 0 0 2 3
30 Justin Allgaier 504 -2591 31 0 0 1 4
31 Cole Whitt 463 -2632 31 0 0 0 3
32 David Gilliland 458 -2637 31 0 0 0 2
33 Brett Moffitt 378 -2717 27 0 0 1 1
34 Alex Bowman 377 -2718 30 0 0 0 4
35 Matt DiBenedetto 348 -2747 28 0 0 0 1
36 Michael Annett 338 -2757 31 0 0 0 3
37 Josh Wise 234 -2861 22 0 0 1 4
38 Jeb Burton 182 -2913 25 0 0 0 4
39 Michael McDowell 176 -2919 13 0 0 0 1
40 Alex Kennedy 109 -2986 12 0 0 0 0
41 Reed Sorenson 74 -3021 9 0 0 0 0
42 Bobby Labonte 39 -3056 3 0 0 0 1
43 Brian Vickers 32 -3063 2 0 0 0 0
44 Michael Waltrip 26 -3069 2 0 0 0 0
45 Ryan Preece 12 -3083 1 0 0 0 0
46 Will Kimmel III 11 -3084 2 0 0 0 0
47 Mike Wallace 8 -3087 1 0 0 0 0
48 T.J. Bell 7 -3088 1 0 0 0 0
49 Eddie MacDonald 7 -3088 1 0 0 0 0
50 Ron Hornaday Jr 2 -3093 1 0 0 0 1
51 Ryan Blaney 0 -3095 13 0 1 2 3
52 Brian Scott 0 -3095 9 0 0 0 3
53 Landon Cassill 0 -3095 31 0 0 0 6
54 Ty Dillon 0 -3095 4 0 0 0 0
55 J.J. Yeley 0 -3095 29 0 0 0 4
56 Regan Smith 0 -3095 4 0 0 0 0
57 Chase Elliott 0 -3095 5 0 0 0 1
58 Matt Crafton 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
59 Johnny Sauter 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
60 Chris Buescher 0 -3095 6 0 0 0 0
61 Boris Said 0 -3095 2 0 0 0 0
62 Brendan Gaughan 0 -3095 8 0 0 0 2
63 Justin Marks 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
64 Mike Bliss 0 -3095 10 0 0 0 0
65 Travis Kvapil 0 -3095 3 0 0 0 0
66 Joe Nemechek 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
67 B J McLeod 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
68 Jeffrey Earnhardt 0 -3095 2 0 0 0 0
69 Timmy Hill 0 -3095 9 0 0 0 1
70 Joey Gase 0 -3095 2 0 0 0 1
71 Derek White 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
72 Jeff Green 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
73 Erik Jones 0 -3095 1 0 0 0 0
74 Tanner Berryhill 0 -3095 0 0 0 0 0

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