Monday, October 29, 2018

Joey Logano Bumps His Way to Homestead

Joey Logano Bumps His Way to Homestead

#22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion NASCAR Cup Series Race Report - Martinsville

Joey Logano Bumps His Way to Homestead #NASCAR

  • Start: 10th
  • Stage 1: 2nd
  • Stage 2: 1st
  • Finish: 1st (20th career MENCS victory)
  • Status: Running
  • Laps Completed: 500/500
  • Laps Led: 309 (Most Laps Led)
  • Playoff Standings (behind first): 5th (-31)

Joey Logano won a controversial last lap duel with Martin Truex Jr. to win the ‘First Data 500’ at the ‘Paperclip’ to advance to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This will be the third time in five seasons he has raced for a championship in the NASCAR Playoffs.

The win was the first Martinsville victory for Logano and his twentieth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins in three hundred and sixty attempts.

Logano led 309 of 500 laps at Martinsville, a personal best for most laps led in a Cup race.

"That was just a hard, great race and NASCAR racing at its finest. We didn't wreck each other. We bumped into each other a lot and that is what this sport was built on. I know a lot of fans out there aren't too happy about it but it is racing and that is what NASCAR is about and what stock car racing is. I am just glad we finally won here. It has been so long and we have had so many chances and it feels like sweet redemption after everything that has happened here. Our Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion car the last run got really tight in the center and I was really losing quite a bit of rolling time and that is what was allowing cars to get to me and then it was really hard to exit with cars right behind me. Now the next two weeks we think about Miami and nothing else. We have to go there and be ready and be prepared for it. One step at a time. We are going to enjoy this moment first and then we will worry about Miami tomorrow."

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