NASCAR: Logano wins Bristol Truck Race

Moonlighting in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Saturday night, Joey Logano performed the perfect Bristol Stomp in winning the Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt.

The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion swept the first two stages of the race at Bristol Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track, led 138 of the 150 laps and crossed the finish line 1.241 seconds ahead of ThorSport Racing teammate Ty Majeski.

Joey Logano, driver of the #66 Hang 10 Car Wash Ford, drives during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 08, 2023 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

“My fun meter was pegged tonight,” said Logano, who won the second Truck Series race of his career. “I had a lot of fun out here racing at Bristol. The dirt’s a lot of fun.

“Hopefully, tomorrow is just as good with the other car.”

Logano will start 12th in his No. 22 NASCAR Cup Series car in Sunday’s Food City Dirt Race at the half-mile track. He won the inaugural Cup Series dirt race at Bristol in 2021.

Majeski ran a strong second but was no match for his teammate.

“He’s a two-time Cup champion for a reason,” Majeski said. “Just happy we got ThorSport in Victory Lane. ThorSport deserves to be in Victory Lane-just wish it was us. Just one spot short.

“Overall, he was just better than us tonight. I thought maybe, at times, if we would have had a long run, I might have been able to match him or at least make him nervous. Just wasn’t in the cards for us.”

Long runs were not the order of the day. The race was punctuated by 11 cautions for 64 laps as trucks rubbed fenders, cut tires and spun on the slick clay surface with predictable frequency. Out front for virtually the entire race, Logano avoided the chaos behind him.

“They gave me a great race truck,” said Logano, who pressed Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney into service as his spotter. “We qualified good in the heat race and were able to drive to the lead pretty early in the race and were pretty much able to control it.

“I’m not sure we learned anything for (Sunday) because I didn’t get to race a whole bunch, but it was fun leading all those laps. I had a great spotter up there in Blaney. He kept me entertained and light-hearted and a (was) a whole lot of fun, too.”

Joey Logano, driver of the #66 Hang 10 Car Wash Ford, and his spotter, NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney, celebrate in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 08, 2023 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

William Byron, a two-time Cup winner this season, ran third in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Chevrolet. Matt Crafton was fourth, followed by Grant Enfinger, Jake Garcia, Chase Briscoe, Tanner Gray, Kaden Honeycutt and Matt DiBenedetto.

Dirt late model ace Jonathan Davenport finished 14th, one spot behind Hailie Deegan, who ran as high as third during the early stages of the race.

Majeski leads the series standings by 34 points over defending champion Zane Smith, who was collected in a three-truck accident on Lap 95 and finished 21st.

Race Results

Fin Str No. Driver Team Laps Status
1 4 66 Joey Logano(i) Hang 10 Car Wash Ford 150 Running
2 2 98 Ty Majeski Soda Sense Ford 150 Running
3 14 51 William Byron(i) Chevrolet 150 Running
4 8 88 Matt Crafton Great Lakes Flooring/Menards Ford 150 Running
5 11 23 Grant Enfinger Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet 150 Running
6 26 35 Jake Garcia # Chevrolet 150 Running
7 10 22 Chase Briscoe(i) Production Alliance Group Ford 150 Running
8 34 15 Tanner Gray Mobil 1 Toyota 150 Running
9 3 04 Kaden Honeycutt CarQuest/Technet Ford 150 Running
10 24 25 Matt DiBenedetto Rackley Roofing Chevrolet 150 Running
11 15 24 Rajah Caruth # Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet 150 Running
12 29 5 Dean Thompson Thompson Pipe Group Toyota 150 Running
13 6 13 Hailie Deegan Ford Performance Ford 150 Running
14 25 7 Jonathan Davenport(i) Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet 150 Running
15 12 11 Corey Heim Safelite Toyota 150 Running
16 22 12 Spencer Boyd Fr8/logik Chevrolet 150 Running
17 27 42 Carson Hocevar Worldwide Express Chevrolet 150 Running
18 17 2 Nick Sanchez # Gainbridge Chevrolet 150 Running
19 7 99 Ben Rhodes Campers Inn RV Ford 150 Running
20 19 32 Bret Holmes # Bret Holmes Racing Chevrolet 150 Running
21 1 38 Zane Smith Love’s/Speedco Ford 150 Running
22 32 43 Daniel Dye # Race to Stop Suicide Chevrolet 150 Running
23 5 52 Stewart Friesen Ferris Commercial Mowers Toyota 150 Running
24 30 6 Norm Benning MDIA/Circle B Chevrolet 150 Running
25 28 56 Timmy Hill Toyota 148 Running
26 31 30 Tanner Carrick CVC Concrete Toyota 147 Running
27 35 9 Colby Howard Project Hope Foundation Chevrolet 147 Running
28 16 4 Chase Purdy Bama Buggies Chevrolet 147 Running
29 33 41 Tyler Carpenter AutoVentive Chevrolet 117 Accident
30 13 19 Christian Eckes NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet 96 Accident
31 21 75 Parker Kligerman(i) Swiffer/Food Country USA Chevrolet 85 Accident
32 36 02 Kris Wright Chevrolet 75 Accident
33 23 16 Tyler Ankrum LiUNA! Toyota 25 Accident
34 9 17 Taylor Gray # JBL Toyota 8 Accident
35 18 33 Mason Massey Brunt/Colonial Countertops Ford 7 Accident
36 20 20 Stefan Parsons(i) Chevrolet 7 Accident


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