Joey Logano won his third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Kentucky Speedway after claiming the 2008 and 2009 victory. The 20-year-old started the race from the pole position and led 106 of 200 laps en route to victory ...
Joey Logano won his third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Kentucky Speedway after claiming the 2008 and 2009 victory.
The 20-year-old started the race from the pole position and led 106 of 200 laps en route to victory lane.
Camry drivers Brendan Gaughan (fourth), Reed Sorenson (fifth) and Steve Wallace (sixth) also earned top-10 finishes at the 1.5-mile oval.
Other Toyota drivers in the field were Trevor Bayne (11th), Brad Coleman (13th), Brian Scott (31st), Jason Leffler (33rd), Michael Annett (34th) and Tayler Malsam (35th)
Five Camry drivers are in the top-10 in the unofficial NNS point standings with Kyle Busch (fourth), Logano (seventh), Wallace (eighth), Gaughan (ninth) and Leffler (10th). Bayne (12th), Sorenson (13th), Annett (14th) and Scott (15th) are also in the top-20 after 14 of 35 races.
JOEY LOGANO, No. 20 Game Stop Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 1st
What do you think about winning your third straight race at Kentucky? "They definitely weren't lying when they said it will feel that much better when you do win because this probably feels better than the other wins I've had here. This is awesome. I talked to Kevin (Kidd, crew chief) before we came out here at the shop on Tuesday and he said, 'You better be prepared, we're going to win this thing.' I've been thinking that way too much this season and I haven't won one. It feels great to finally be back in victory lane. We had a good Game Stop Toyota and a great team behind me to finally get one of these things. It's cool for Kentucky. I would have never thought two for two and now three for three, poles and wins -- that's impressive. I'm pretty stoked about that right now."
BRENDAN GAUGHAN, No. 62 South Point Casino & Hotel Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
Finishing Position: 4th
How was your race tonight? "We just slowly picked our way up. Brad (Parrott, crew chief) and the guys had great pit stops. Good calls on pit road and we made adjustments every stop. We had one set of tires that was a little iffy on us but we just kept gaining and gaining until we got towards the front. I love restarts, I've always said I credit Ron Hornaday for helping me on restarts. He taught me a lot. I love them man, I wish I could have held it longer. Joey (Logano) is in a league of his own but I think our Toyota was pretty close. If I could have stayed out front but I was just trying to drive a second, third or fourth place car to first and I over drove turn three and four and put our Camry up and tried to have to send it to the Gibbs shop for a new body. Fortunately I held on to it. A couple guys went by. My spotter called me clear just in time and we came through and we were able to maintain and still finished fourth for our Camry."
REED SORENSON, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 5th
STEVE WALLACE, No. 66 5-hour Energy Toyota Camry, Rusty Wallace Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry, Diamond-Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 11th
BRAD COLEMAN, No. 18 Sandvik Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 13th
BRIAN SCOTT, No. 11 AccuDoc Solutions Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 31st
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 33rd
What happened on the race track? "I was racing three-wide and as soon as the spotter called three-wide I was hit, spun out. I think Paul (Menard) was in the middle and it's the last run, maybe rain is coming and nobody is going to lift. That's what happens, I was just in a bad spot there and there's not much I can do. It's part of it, that's racing, especially at the end of these deals -- you got to go."
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 34th
TAYLER MALSAM, No. 10 Iron Horse Jeans Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 35th
What happened to take you out of the race? "I just messed up, our Camry got aero tight getting into the corner. Took out myself and almost took out the 88 (Coleman Pressley), so I apologize to those guys. We had a fast car and I was real proud of the guys. We'll be good next week, though."
-source: toyota motorsports