Sunday, June 12, 2016

Joey Logano Dominates in Michigan

Originally written for CLNS Radio.

Joey Logano won the FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Logano dominated on his way to his first victory of the season, starting from the pole and leading 139 laps.

Logano said the victory was a testament to his team and their hard work throughout the weekend.

Photo courtesy Jerry Markland/Getty Images
“Perfect execution,” Logano said.  “We’ve been knocking on the door for a win here all season.  To see the execution this team had throughout the day, having the perfect weekend like this.  Starting on the pole, having good pit stops and staying up in the top two all race is a lot to be said about this team.”

NASCAR rolled out a new aero-package for this weekend, and Logano said his team figured the setup early in the weekend.

“Everyone did a great job understanding what this package was going to do, and put together a great racecar for me.”

Logano was challenged by rookie Chase Elliott late in the race, but he ultimately had to settle for a second-place finish.

“I did something dumb,” Elliott said.  “You can’t do dumb stuff and win these races.  This whole NAPA group has been working hard these past few race weeks, but that was all on me.”

Unofficial results:
1. Joey Logano
2. Chase Elliott
3. Kyle Larson
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Carl Edwards
7. Tony Stewart
8. Austin Dillon
9. Jamie McMurray
10. Kurt Busch
11. Ryan Newman
12. Martin Truex Jr.
13. Kasey Kahne
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Trevor Bayne
16. Jimmie Johnson
17. Ryan Blaney
18. Paul Menard
19. Greg Biffle
20. Chris Buescher
21. Danica Patrick
22. David Ragan
23. Clint Bowyer
24. Ty Dillon
25. Landon Cassill
26. Aric Almirola
27. Cole Whitt
28. Michael Annett
29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
30. Josh Wise
31. Reed Sorenson
32. Casey Mears
33. Denny Hamlin
34. Matt DiBenedetto
35. Regan Smith
36. Brian Scott
37. Jeffrey Earnhardt
38. AJ Allmendinger
39. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
40. Kyle Busch

Photo courtesy Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images

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