Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race of the season in Saturday night's Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. He started from the pole position and led twice for 20 laps. This was Logano's second straight win and...
Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race of the season in Saturday night's Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. He started from the pole position and led twice for 20 laps.
This was Logano's second straight win and pole at the 1.5-mile Kentucky oval having also won the 2008 event.
Camry drivers Kyle Busch (second), Jason Leffler (sixth), Michael Annett (seventh) and Burney Lamar (eighth) also posted top-10 finishes.
Toyota drivers Trevor Bayne (12th), Scott Lagasse Jr. (13th), Kevin Conway (15th), Michael McDowell (29th) and Chad Blount (42nd) were also in the field.
Busch maintains the unofficial NNS points lead by 137 points over second-place, Carl Edwards, and Leffler currently ranks fourth (218 points behind Busch).
JASON RATCLIFF, crew chief, No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
How was the race for the No. 18 tonight? "It was a good race, we had a fast car and led a lot of laps. For Kyle (Busch) to not get any practice and come in here and qualify second and really almost have a shot at the pole, we needed to do a little better adjusting on our qualifying trim and we probably would have had the pole. The guys did a good job on pit road. This is what we need to do on these non-companion races. This is the way we need to attack them and the way we need to finish them if we're going to stay in the hunt for this points battle. It's a good points night for us. We came up a little bit short. It probably got tight there during that red flag when it sat there and got a lot of heat on the front tires. It just got too tight for us. We were good on a short run all night because we could take off and we weren't too free to take off like some of the other guys. Obviously we needed to be a little freer for that kind of condition. That red flag puts a cycle on the tires and it sits there and heat soaks them. It just got a little too tight and it cost us a win."
JASON LEFFLER, No. 38 Great Clips Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 6th
MICHAEL ANNETT, No. 15 Pilot Travel Centers Toyota Camry, Germain Racing
Finishing Position: 7th
BURNEY LAMAR, No. 32 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 8th
How was your race tonight? "The Dollar General Toyota felt really good tonight. It was really solid. A lot has changed in the two years that I've been gone from racing. Trent (Owens, crew chief) and the team have never stopped working on the set-up with me. We make more changes than anyone in practice. It felt really good to get this finish tonight and we're all really happy. We are heading in the right direction."
TREVOR BAYNE, No. 99 Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing
Finishing Position: 12th
SCOTT LAGASSE JR., No. 11 America's Incredible Pizza Company Toyota Camry, CJM Racing
Finishing Position: 13th
KEVIN CONWAY, No. 87 Extenze Toyota Camry, NEMCO Motorsports
Finishing Position: 15th
MICHAEL MCDOWELL, No. 47 Tom's Toyota Camry, JTG-Daugherty Racing
Finishing Position: 29th
CHAD BLOUNT, No. 10 Toyota Camry, Braun Racing
Finishing Position: 42nd
-credit: toyota motorsports