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Logano's late move gets him victory at Richmond

Logano's late move gets him victory at Richmond

Logano's late move gets him victory at Richmond

Joey Logano celebrates his win in the...


RICHMOND, Va. — Joey Logano took advantage of a three-car duel by sneaking below the trio to take the lead Saturday night, outrunning former champions Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keslowski to win at Richmond International Raceway.

Logano's first career victory on the 0.75-mile oval came seemingly from nowhere after a restart with nine laps to go. He sat fourth and on the outside with Kenseth leading, Dale Earnhardt Jr. alongside in second and Gordon on the inside in third, in prime position to sneak underneath the leader and grab the victory.

Instead, when Gordon, Kenseth and Keselowski raced in a triangle jockeying for position, Logano went underneath all three with three laps to go and then held off Gordon for his fifth career victory.

 

Saturday

At Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, Va.

Lap length: .75 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (17) Joey Logano, Ford, 400 laps, 126.8 rating, 47 points.

2. (25) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, 134.8, 44.

3. (19) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400, 96.2, 41.

4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 400, 128.5, 41.

5. (12) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 400, 102.7, 40.

6. (14) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 400, 88, 38.

7. (13) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 400, 112.1, 38.

8. (18) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 400, 99.1, 36.

9. (16) Carl Edwards, Ford, 400, 90.2, 35.

10. (22) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 400, 85.6, 34.

11. (5) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400, 108.7, 34.

12. (6) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 400, 86.5, 32.

13. (7) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 400, 94.4, 31.

14. (4) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 400, 101.3, 30.

15. (26) Greg Biffle, Ford, 400, 81.5, 29.

16. (1) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 400, 66.1, 28.

17. (15) Aric Almirola, Ford, 400, 75.2, 27.

18. (11) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 400, 71.6, 26.

19. (34) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 400, 70.2, 25.

20. (33) David Gilliland, Ford, 400, 60.7, 24.

21. (31) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 400, 68.2, 23.

22. (28) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400, 78.6, 22.

23. (21) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 400, 68.4, 21.

24. (9) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 400, 63.5, 20.

25. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 399, 59.7, 19.

26. (43) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 398, 47.9, 0.

27. (27) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 398, 54.9, 17.

28. (24) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 398, 51.6, 16.

29. (30) David Reutimann, Ford, 397, 50.1, 15.

30. (37) David Ragan, Ford, 396, 44, 14.

31. (8) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 396, 42.9, 13.

32. (10) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 396, 84.2, 12.

33. (23) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 396, 48.1, 11.

34. (35) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 395, 36.5, 10.

35. (38) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 395, 37.5, 9.

36. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 394, 33.4, 9.

37. (41) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 391, 28.2, 0.

38. (29) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 390, 40.7, 6.

39. (39) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 390, 27.3, 5.

40. (42) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, engine, 380, 30.3, 0.

41. (40) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 367, 28.2, 3.

42. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, electrical, 225, 35, 2.

43. (3) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, suspension, 159, 67, 1.

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Race Statistics

Average Speed of Race Winner: 93.369 mph.

Time of Race: 3 hours, 12 minutes, 47 seconds.

Margin of Victory: 0.946 seconds.

Caution Flags: 9 for 66 laps.

Lead Changes: 20 among 8 drivers.

Lap Leaders: B.Keselowski 1-31; K.Harvick 32-42; T.Kvapil 43; K.Harvick 44-55; B.Keselowski 56-101; L.Cassill 102; J.Gordon 103-165; B.Keselowski 166; J.Gordon 167-172; B.Keselowski 173-208; J.Gordon 209-227; J.Logano 228; J.Gordon 229-242; J.Logano 243-251; J.Gordon 252-298; D.Earnhardt Jr. 299-305; J.Logano 306-337; J.Gordon 338-361; M.Kenseth 362-396; J.Logano 397-400.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Gordon, 6 times for 173 laps; B.Keselowski, 4 times for 114 laps; J.Logano, 4 times for 46 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 35 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 23 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 7 laps; L.Cassill, 1 time for 1 lap; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 1 lap.

Wins: K.Harvick, 2; J.Logano, 2; Ku.Busch, 1; Ky.Busch, 1; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1; C.Edwards, 1; Bra.Keselowski, 1.

Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Gordon, 341; 2. M.Kenseth, 336; 3. C.Edwards, 313; 4. Ky.Busch, 310; 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 309; 6. J.Logano, 292; 7. Bra.Keselowski, 287; 8. J.Johnson, 282; 9. R.Newman, 272; 10. B.Vickers, 256; 11. G.Biffle, 256; 12. A.Dillon, 252.

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NASCAR Driver Rating Formula

A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race.

The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

 

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