Loudon: Joey Logano race report

* Joey Logano finished second in today's 200-mile event at New Hampshire. Joe Gibbs Racing enjoyed a 1-2 finish as Logano's teammate, Kyle Busch, took the checkered flag. * Logano won his third consecutive pole in the morning...

* Joey Logano finished second in today's 200-mile event at New Hampshire. Joe Gibbs Racing enjoyed a 1-2 finish as Logano's teammate, Kyle Busch, took the checkered flag.

* Logano won his third consecutive pole in the morning qualifying session. He previously won the pole at Dover and Kentucky. He is not running the full season.

* Logano led a race-high six times for 108 laps.

* The No. 20 pit crew did an outstanding job on pit road. After each of the three caution periods, Logano restarted the race first.

* Logano radioed to crew chief Dave Rogers that he started each run with a "loose" chassis, but it would quickly turn to the "tight" side. Rogers continued to work track bar and air pressure adjustments throughout the race to improve the condition.

* Logano finished first in several statistics, including average running position and driver rating.

Joey Logano:

"We had a pretty good GameStop Toyota -- just not good enough there when it counted. After every restart we got tires and we were loose for the first six to seven laps. That's when cars would be faster than us and beat us. After that I was able to get them back. It just made it tough -- you were hanging on for the first few laps before the car came in. I think on the last restart, if we were a little tighter to start off with and I could have stayed in front of them then I might have been able to hold him off. Once we got going, we were about the same speed. A little bit of dirty air played into me as far as getting tighter and tighter. It's just typical I guess with this race track -- as the run goes, you keep getting tighter. We had a good run going, we led the most laps, but I guess this is how Kyle (Busch) feels lately leading all the laps and not winning. I guess that is tough."

"I feel like in the Nationwide Series I'm where I need to be, especially lately. Everywhere we go, I think me and Dave (Rogers, crew chief) are clicking. I think it took us a while to figure out what I was saying. It's kind of the same thing that me and Zippy (Greg Zipadelli, Cup crew chief) are going through over on the Cup side right now. I just think it takes a little bit of time. I think over in the Nationwide Series, I know the car, I know what I need and I know what it takes to win over there. I feel like we're the same. It's not like he (Kyle Busch) beat us by a lot -- it was just a little bit. Of course it's frustrating, but you're out there digging as hard as you can and trying a whole bunch of different lines. We were just too tight at the end."

-credit: jgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Joey Logano , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing