April 24, 2014

Logano survives at Darlington for Nationwide Series win (AUDIO)

Joey Lagano talks about his Nationwide Series win Friday night at Darlington

Joey Logano manuvered around a series of  late wrecks, including one he caused,  and out dueled his teammate Denny Hamlin to score his second straight Nationwide Series win Friday night at Darlington Raceway.   Logano also won last weekend at Talledega.

Logano was lined up third on a restart with 10 laps to go behind Elliott Sadler and Hamlin.  Sadler was on the inside with Logano behind him, and Logano turned Sadler into the outside wall as the green flag waved.  That brought out another caution with Hamlin and Logano now 1-2.

As the cars made a green-white-checker restart with two laps to go,  Logano got a nice push from Brad Keselowski and moved away from the pack.  He went on to beat Hamlin, who led the most laps with 103,  by .25 seconds.  It’s his third win of the season and 12th of his career.

AUDIO:  Joey Logano & crew chief Adam Stevens [4:20]

AUDIO:  Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski & Sam Hornish Jr. [5:40]

Keselowski finished third followed by Sam Hornish Jr. and Austin Dillon.  Pole sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came in sixth.  Danica Patrick, who started 15th, finished 12th in her first race at  Darlington.

Stenhouse Jr. remains the points leader by 23 points over Sadler and 35 over Dillon. 

Final Race Standings