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Logano wins Talladega as more stars miss the cut

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Monday 26th October, 2015 - 10:59am

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Three-straight race wins for Logano

Three-straight race wins for Logano

Video replays were needed to be used as Joey Logano won his third race in a row, taking the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The final race of the next phase of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Logano took the race win over Dale Earnhardt Jr. after a crash occurred behind him on the one-and-only ‘Green White Chequered’ finish.

Due to Logano taking the previous races at Charlotte and Kansas, a wide range of implications in terms of the championship would be on the line at NASCAR’s longest track.

With only two caution periods during all but the final five laps, all drivers were trying to position themselves for the finish.

One driver rolling the dice on fuel was Greg Biffle, who held a lead of over 30 seconds and appeared to be able to make it all the way. However, Jamie McMurray had an engine expire and a long clean-up period meant Biffle would ultimately have to pit for fuel.

With NASCAR deciding that just one attempt at a Green White Chequered finish would decide the race, cars were sent spinning as the pack bunched up coming to the green. However, this was not considered an attempt as the leader had not passed the start/finish line; so another re-start was made.

On that restart Kevin Harvick failed to get away quickly and as the field headed towards Turn 1 a massive multicar crash occurred. The yellow lights came on and officials had to use video replays to confirm that Logano was the leader at the time.

That call meant Earnhardt Jr. was second and eliminated from the championship chase.

“I saw the lights come on when I was still in the lead and I thought we had it,” said Logano.

“It is all about how the timing loops are and the camera to make sure that is what happened. It is such a crazy race. That were such long green flag runs, you never see that. To pull it into victory lane here at Talladega is so cool.”

In terms of who is into the next stage of NASCAR’s version of the playoffs; the list is:

Joey Logano
Carl Edwards
Brad Keselowski
Jeff Gordon
Kurt Busch
Martin Truex Jr.
Kevin Harvick
Kyle Busch

Those eliminated are:

Ryan Newman
Denny Hamlin
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Matt Kenseth

 

VIDEO: Race Recap

 

RESULTS: CampingWorld.com 500 – Talladega Superspeedway

POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE START LAPS LAPS LED STATUS POINTS BONUS PTS
1 22 Joey Logano Ford 10 196 20 Running 47 4
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 5 196 61 Running 44 2
3 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 1 196 8 Running 42 1
4 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 11 196 0 Running 40 0
5 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 15 196 0 Running 39 0
6 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 13 196 2 Running 39 1
7 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 43 196 0 Running 37 0
8 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29 196 2 Running 37 1
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 17 196 2 Running 36 1
10 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 14 196 1 Running 35 1
11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 16 196 11 Running 34 1
12 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 18 196 1 Running 33 1
13 98 Michael Waltrip Toyota 33 196 3 Running 32 1
14 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 26 196 0 Running 30 0
15 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 7 196 4 Running 30 1
16 43 Aric Almirola Ford 25 196 0 Running 28 0
17 9 Sam Hornish Jr Ford 21 196 0 Running 27 0
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 3 196 34 Running 27 1
19 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 2 196 18 Running 26 1
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 19 196 18 Running 25 1
21 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 6 196 0 Running 23 0
22 35 Cole Whitt Ford 34 196 0 Running 22 0
23 32 Bobby Labonte Ford 35 196 0 Running 21 0
24 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 23 196 0 Running 20 0
25 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 12 196 0 Running 19 0
26 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 4 196 3 Running 19 1
27 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 20 196 0 Running 17 0
28 95 Michael McDowell Ford 27 195 0 Running 16 0
29 34 Josh Wise Ford 40 195 0 Running 15 0
30 55 David Ragan Toyota 22 195 1 Running 15 1
31 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 28 195 0 Running 13 0
32 38 David Gilliland Ford 38 194 2 Accident 13 1
33 7 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 37 194 0 Accident 11 0
34 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 41 194 0 Running 0 0
35 33 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 42 193 0 Running 0 0
36 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 31 193 0 Running 8 0
37 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 8 192 5 Accident 8 1
38 26 J.J. Yeley Toyota 30 192 0 Running 0 0
39 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 24 182 0 Engine 5 0
40 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 36 177 0 Running 4 0
41 62 Timmy Hill Ford 32 168 0 Electrical 0 0
42 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 39 130 0 Engine 2 0
43 21 Ryan Blaney Ford 9 84 0 Engine 0 0

STANDINGS

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Joey Logano 4000 Leader 32 6 20 26 0
2 Carl Edwards 4000 Leader 32 2 6 14 2
3 Jeff Gordon 4000 Leader 32 0 4 17 1
4 Kurt Busch 4000 Leader 29 2 10 18 0
5 Brad Keselowski 4000 Leader 32 1 7 22 1
6 Martin Truex Jr 4000 Leader 32 1 8 20 2
7 Kevin Harvick 4000 Leader 32 3 20 24 1
8 Kyle Busch 4000 Leader 21 4 8 12 2
9 Denny Hamlin 2209 -1791 32 2 13 17 2
10 Ryan Newman 2194 -1806 32 0 5 14 1
11 Matt Kenseth 2191 -1809 32 5 12 19 3
12 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2181 -1819 32 2 14 19 1
13 Jimmie Johnson 2161 -1839 32 4 12 19 1
14 Jamie McMurray 2159 -1841 32 0 3 8 2
15 Paul Menard 2148 -1852 32 0 2 5 1
16 Clint Bowyer 2123 -1877 32 0 2 12 1
17 Aric Almirola 849 -3151 32 0 3 5 2
18 Kasey Kahne 837 -3163 32 0 3 9 3
19 Greg Biffle 778 -3222 32 0 3 4 0
20 Kyle Larson 777 -3223 31 0 1 9 4
21 Austin Dillon 718 -3282 32 0 1 5 3
22 Casey Mears 685 -3315 32 0 0 1 3
23 Danica Patrick 661 -3339 32 0 0 2 3
24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 659 -3341 32 0 1 3 2
25 AJ Allmendinger 653 -3347 32 0 0 3 3
26 Sam Hornish Jr 641 -3359 32 0 0 3 2
27 Tony Stewart 627 -3373 32 0 0 2 4
28 David Ragan 617 -3383 32 0 1 1 6
29 Trevor Bayne 601 -3399 32 0 0 2 3
30 Justin Allgaier 506 -3494 32 0 0 1 5
31 Cole Whitt 485 -3515 32 0 0 0 3
32 David Gilliland 471 -3529 32 0 0 0 3
33 Alex Bowman 388 -3612 31 0 0 0 5
34 Brett Moffitt 378 -3622 27 0 0 1 1
35 Matt DiBenedetto 352 -3648 29 0 0 0 1
36 Michael Annett 338 -3662 31 0 0 0 3
37 Josh Wise 249 -3751 23 0 0 1 4
38 Michael McDowell 192 -3808 14 0 0 0 1
39 Jeb Burton 182 -3818 25 0 0 0 4
40 Alex Kennedy 109 -3891 12 0 0 0 0
41 Reed Sorenson 74 -3926 9 0 0 0 0
42 Bobby Labonte 60 -3940 4 0 0 0 1
43 Michael Waltrip 58 -3942 3 0 0 0 0
44 Brian Vickers 32 -3968 2 0 0 0 0
45 Ryan Preece 12 -3988 1 0 0 0 0
46 Will Kimmel III 11 -3989 2 0 0 0 0
47 Mike Wallace 8 -3992 1 0 0 0 0
48 T.J. Bell 7 -3993 1 0 0 0 0
49 Eddie MacDonald 7 -3993 1 0 0 0 0
50 Ron Hornaday Jr 2 -3998 1 0 0 0 1
51 Ryan Blaney 0 -4000 14 0 1 2 4
52 Brian Scott 0 -4000 9 0 0 0 3
53 Landon Cassill 0 -4000 32 0 0 0 6
54 Ty Dillon 0 -4000 4 0 0 0 0
55 J.J. Yeley 0 -4000 30 0 0 0 4
56 Regan Smith 0 -4000 4 0 0 0 0
57 Chase Elliott 0 -4000 5 0 0 0 1
58 Matt Crafton 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
59 Johnny Sauter 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
60 Chris Buescher 0 -4000 6 0 0 0 0
61 Boris Said 0 -4000 2 0 0 0 0
62 Brendan Gaughan 0 -4000 8 0 0 0 2
63 Justin Marks 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
64 Mike Bliss 0 -4000 10 0 0 0 0
65 Travis Kvapil 0 -4000 4 0 0 0 0
66 Joe Nemechek 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
67 B J McLeod 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
68 Jeffrey Earnhardt 0 -4000 2 0 0 0 0
69 Timmy Hill 0 -4000 10 0 0 0 2
70 Joey Gase 0 -4000 2 0 0 0 1
71 Derek White 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
72 Jeff Green 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
73 Erik Jones 0 -4000 1 0 0 0 0
74 Tanner Berryhill 0 -4000 0 0 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

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