Joey Logano scored his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. The win comes in his third NNS start. Logano started from the pole and led five times for 76 laps in the No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry...
Joey Logano scored his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. The win comes in his third NNS start. Logano started from the pole and led five times for 76 laps in the No. 20 GameStop Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
At 18 years and 21 days, Logano became the youngest winner in Nationwide Series history.
The win is the 11th of the season for Toyota in NNS competition, and seventh for the No. 20 Camry (four different drivers).
Mike Wallace finished third in the No. 7 GEICO Toyota Camry for Germain Racing, his best result of the season.
Other Toyota drivers in the field included David Reutimann (13th), James Buescher (14th) Jason Leffler (16th) and Kyle Busch (30th).
MIKE WALLACE, No. 7 Geico Toyota Camry, Germain Racing Finished: 3rd
Can you talk about the third-place finish, the best result of the season for your team? "Our car was really good. We just ran into some obstacles once we hit pit road. Back in the short-track days, they had what they called the Australian Pursuit,' where you'd get points for passing cars. Well, we won that race tonight. I'm really happy with the whole team. It was the best run we've had all year, and I've had in a couple years. It's nice to know as a driver you can still go out there and compete with everybody and get the job done. We proved tonight that we can do that and we look for great things. We found some things in our race cars about a month ago that have made them run better and compete better, and we finished third. I wish we would've had a caution with about five to go to challenge Scott (Wimmer) and Joey (Logano)."
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Farm Bureau Insurance Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Finished: 30th
Can you explain what happened during your incident on-track? "I'm not sure. I don't know. We made some adjustments there. Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and the guys gave me an awesome car. That thing was flawless. I don't know what happened. I had been complaining about being tight all night. We made some adjustments and got it loose in the first couple laps. It was starting to come to. I was loose there when I wrecked, so I don't know exactly what happened. I just lost it, I guess, and hit the wall. I hate it for these guys -- that was a great car." Do you think you would've had anything for Joey Logano at the end of the race?
"They kept getting tighter and tighter the more we went. He was out in clean air, so he had a little bit of an advantage there. I was just kind of riding, doing about 90 percent, and seeing what was playing out in the final laps to see if we could catch him."
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