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Logano leads Toyota 1-2 in Kentucky Race

NASCAR Nationwide Series
Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Joey Logano celebrates his second consecutive victory at Kentucky Speedway, becoming the first Nationwide Series driver to repeat at the track.
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In a race where numerous drivers were nabbed for speeding on pit road, Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano sped on the racetrack, winning the Meijer 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race for the second year in a row at Kentucky Speedway.

Logano passed teammate Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go to become the first driver to win two series races at Kentucky. Earlier in the day, Logano also became the first driver to win the pole for a second time at the 1.5-mile track.

"It's really cool," Logano said. "This place is one of my favorite racetracks. It's one of those places that just suits you. To win two-for-two here, that's really cool for me and the whole team. I guess that's the first time anyone's ever done that here, so it's pretty neat. We've got two poles, two wins -- perfect record here, so that's pretty cool."

Busch led six times for 162 laps to lead the most laps for the seventh consecutive race, but his No. 18 Toyota got too tight in the closing laps, and he couldn't hold off Logano.

Following his television interview, Busch was excused from his other post-race media obligations and headed back to Michigan International Speedway, where he'll race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday.

NASCAR issued 27 pit-road speeding penalties during the race, including one to Logano on Lap 71. Logano had come out of the pits second but restarted 15th on Lap 74.

Toyota teammates Kyle Busch and Joey Logano run 1-2 in another dominating Toyota effort
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Logano's No. 20 Toyota was strong, and he easily moved through the field, getting to second place with 93 laps to go. After a caution and red flag with 15 laps remaining, Logano closed in on Busch after the restart and slipped under him heading into Turn 3 on Lap 190.

Busch finished second, with Brad Keselowski third, and rookies Brendan Gaughan fourth and Justin Allgaier fifth.

Sixth through 10th were Jason Leffler, Michael Annett, Burney Lamar, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kelly Bires. Bires came back after starting 42nd due to having to use a back-up car following an accident on his qualifying lap.

Busch extended his NASCAR Nationwide Series points lead over Carl Edwards to 137 points. Edwards fought an ill-handling car all night and was caught speeding on pit road three times during the race and finished three laps down in 20th.

Results

FIN

ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 1 20 Joey Logano Toyota GameStop 190/5 200 Running
2 2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota NOS Energy Drink 180/10 200 Running
3 9 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 165/0 200 Running
4 6 62 Brendan Gaughan * Chevrolet 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength 165/5 200 Running
5 3 12 Justin Allgaier * Dodge Verizon Wireless 160/5 200 Running
6 11 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips 150/0 200 Running
7 4 15 Michael Annett * Toyota Pilot Travel Centers 146/0 200 Running
8 18 32 Burney Lamar Toyota Dollar General 142/0 200 Running
9 7 16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford CitiFinancial 138/0 200 Running
10 42 33 Kelly Bires Chevrolet Copart 134/0 200 Running
11 5 6 Erik Darnell * Ford Northern Tool + Equipment 130/0 199 Running
12 8 99 Trevor Bayne Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing 127/0 199 Running
13 15 11 Scott Lagasse Jr. * Toyota America's Incredible Pizza Company 124/0 199 Running
14 13 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet US Fidelis 121/0 199 Running
15 27 87 Kevin Conway Toyota Extenze 118/0 199 Running
16 30 40 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Westerman Companies 120/5 198 Running
17 36 23 Ken Butler III * Chevrolet Aaron's Dream Machine 112/0 198 Running
18 33 01 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Chevrolet Sun-Drop 109/0 198 Running
19 22 0 Mark Green Chevrolet American Patriot Getaways 106/0 197 Running
20 10 60 Carl Edwards Ford Save-A-Lot 108/5 197 Running
21 38 234 Tony Raines Chevrolet Long John Silver's 100/0 197 Running
22 28 173 Derrike Cope Dodge FlipnBags.com 97/0 197 Running
23 16 27 Jason Keller Ford Cottonelle / Huggies / Meijer 94/0 196 Running
24 25 61 Brandon Whitt Ford Specialty Racing 91/0 196 Running
25 29 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet Viox Services / Lagina Plumbing / Eldora Speedway 88/0 195 Running
26 24 70 Shelby Howard Chevrolet Foretravel Motorcoach 85/0 195 Running
27 17 81 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Dodge CreationMuseum.org 82/0 192 In Pit
28 21 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 79/0 182 Accident
29 23 47 Michael McDowell * Toyota Tom's Snacks 76/0 168 Handling
30 37 24 Eric McClure Ford Hefty 73/0 154 Running
31 12 29 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Holiday Inn / Holiday Inn Express 70/0 137 Overheating
32 14 09 John Wes Townley * Ford Zaxby's 67/0 83 Accident
33 40 07 Mike Harmon Chevrolet Travelbug.com / Harrington Raceway & Casino 64/0 77 Handling
34 32 42 Kenny Hendrick Dodge Little Red Wagon / Smith Iron Works 61/0 75 Accident
35 41 26 Brian Keselowski Dodge Nationwide Insurance "Dash 4 Cash" 58/0 38 Brakes
36 19 49 Kevin Hamlin Chevrolet GetMoreVacations.com 60/5 35 Electrical
37 20 28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet U.S. Border Patrol 52/0 19 Engine
38 26 158 Chris Horn Chevrolet Horn Auto Racing 49/0 17 Oil Pump
39 31 90 Johnny Chapman Chevrolet MSRP Motorsports 46/0 6 Overheating
40 34 05 Brad Baker Ford 31-W Insulation 43/0 2 Handling
41 43 141 Justin Hobgood Chevrolet Circle K Polar Pop 40/0 2 Overheating
42 39 10 Chad Blount Toyota Braun Racing 37/0 1 Brakes
43 35 179 Stanton Barrett Chevrolet Circle K Thirstbuster 34/0 1 Engine

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