Nashville: Joey Logano race report

LOGANO FIRST 18-YEAR-OLD TO WIN TWO NATIONWIDE SERIES RACES * Joey Logano picked up his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season, and the second of his career, in Saturday's race at the Nashville Superspeedway * The win gives Logano...

LOGANO FIRST 18-YEAR-OLD TO WIN TWO NATIONWIDE SERIES RACES

* Joey Logano picked up his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season, and the second of his career, in Saturday's race at the Nashville Superspeedway

* The win gives Logano another historical achievement. He is the only driver to win two NASCAR races at the age of 18.

* Logano qualified his car on the outside of the front row with a lap of 163.927 mph.

* Logano took the lead for the first time on lap 18. He would lead five times for a race-high of 95 laps.

* Logano radioed to crew chief Dave Rogers that the longer he ran, the "tighter" the chassis became. Rogers continued to made adjustments to "loosen" the car up throughout the race while supporting his driver with positive radio chatter.

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

Joey Logano:

"I have to thank GameStop and Joe Gibbs Racing for all of their support and all the fans for coming out here today. This is a big win for me. Ever since I've been coming to Nashville -- even at the fairgrounds, I've been wanting to get that guitar. We had a really good run the last time we were here and got caught up in a wreck. It was awesome to be able to get that win this time. This team really needed a win. It's been a long time coming since Kentucky last year and we feel we should have won a lot more."

"The car was good right off the bat. We qualified great, we practiced great yesterday. We started going and Kyle (Busch) got by us and the car just kept getting tighter and tighter on the long runs and Dave (Rogers, crew chief) just kept adjusting on it. We were really good on the short runs and then we kind of kept tightening up as it kept going. I was able to get Kyle (Busch) back there at the end of the race and get the clean air back on my nose. I know he was tight so that kind of made it worse for him. It was good enough to hold him off. It's cool to have a Joe Gibbs Racing one-two finish -- that's a big deal for all the guys at the shop too."

-credit: jgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Joey Logano
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing