Logano victorious in Xfinity race at Talladega

Joey Logano has won for the 24th time in his NASCAR Xfinity career.

After 113 thrilling laps of racing at Talladega Superspeedway, Joey Logano beat all challengers to the checkered flag.

"That was crazy ... It's so intense," Logano said. "And your mind is just looking in the mirror the whole time."

The Team Penske Cup star was able to fend off Chris Buescher through the tri-oval, causing the Roush-Fenway driver to fall to sixth. In the scramble to the stripe, RCR temmates Brian Scott and pole-sitter Austin Dillon finished second and third. Two underdogs rounded out the top five with JJ Yeley and Joey Gase.

"I wanted it so bad, and then the first four cars broke away," Scott said. "I got a huge run off of turn four when the top-four broke up (and was able to move back up to second)."

Elliott Sadler battled teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. for the lead very early until the two made contact to bring out the first yellow flag on lap two.

Wallace wound up getting collected in another wreck on lap 98 that ended his day, 15 laps before the finish. Sadler fought his way back towards the front and was one of the major players at the finish.

Ty Dillon maintains the championship lead with an eighth place finish, nine points clear of Buescher. He was lucky to escape relatively unscathed after being swept up in two of the biggest accidents.

"People act like they're not waving (signaling pit stops)," Gaughan said. "Talladega's easy to get on and off pit road. Just get out of the way." His car struck the pit wall, injuring two crew members on the No. 98 team. He was involved in a massive pit fire last week, which sent three crew members (two of his own) to a local hospital

There were 11 leaders, 23 lead changes, and six cautions for a total of 33 laps.

POS. CAR#DRIVER STARTING POS. LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 22 Joey Logano 16 113 40 Running 0 0
2 2 Brian Scott 3 113 10 Running 43 1
3 33 Austin Dillon 1 113 0 Running 0 0
4 28 J.J. Yeley 27 113 2 Running 41 1
5 52 Joey Gase 39 113 0 Running 39 0
6 60 Chris Buescher 12 113 6 Running 39 1
7 1 Elliott Sadler 10 113 19 Running 38 1
8 3 Ty Dillon 2 113 26 Running 37 1
9 7 Regan Smith 11 113 0 Running 35 0
10 98 Aric Almirola 15 113 0 Running 0 0
11 01 Landon Cassill 35 113 0 Running 33 0
12 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 19 113 0 Running 32 0
13 17 Benny Gordon 25 113 0 Running 0 0
14 44 David Starr 18 113 5 Running 31 1
15 25 John Wes Townley 21 113 0 Running 0 0
16 54 Boris Said 5 113 1 Running 29 1
17 51 Jeremy Clements 37 113 0 Running 27 0
18 97 Peyton Sellers 40 113 0 Running 26 0
19 90 Mario Gosselin 33 113 0 Running 25 0
20 6 Darrell Wallace Jr 8 113 1 Running 25 1
21 24 Eric McClure 34 113 0 Running 23 0
22 43 Dakoda Armstrong 13 113 0 Running 22 0
23 8 Blake Koch 24 113 0 Running 21 0
24 14 Cale Conley 26 113 0 Running 20 0
25 4 Ross Chastain 38 111 0 Running 19 0
26 40 Derek White 28 111 0 Running 18 0
27 13 Mark Thompson 32 111 0 Running 17 0
28 42 Brennan Poole 20 110 0 Running 16 0
29 39 Ryan Sieg 29 107 0 Running 15 0
30 20 Erik Jones 4 105 0 Overheating 0 0

 

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Event Talladega
Sub-event Saturday race
Track Talladega Superspeedway
Article type Race report