Sunday, August 23, 2015

Joey Logano wins Bristol fall race second straight year

Diversity: Daytona 500, road course and Bristol win for Logano.
Logano, who led 176 laps, defended his win in this race at Bristol from last summer.

It was Logano’s third win of the season and second triumph in the last three races.

Harvick finished second, followed by pole-sitter Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, and Clint Bowyer.

MORE: Results from Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

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How Logano won: Logano did an excellent job of holding off Harvick in the closing laps, alternately going high and then diving down low in front of Harvick to block him. Harvick tried to make the low line work, but Logano stayed high as much as possible, dipping down low only to block Harvick. They had a number of close calls but did not make contact in the final laps.

Who else had a good race: Points leader Kevin Harvick scored his 10th-runner-up finish of the season. It also is Harvick’s career-high 17th top-five finish. … Clint Bowyer didn’t let the news this week that he’d be leavingMichael Waltrip Racing at season’s end prevent him from having one of his best runs of the season. … Kyle Busch led the most laps (192).

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