Monday, October 19, 2015

Logano spins out Kenseth, wins at Kansas

Did Joey Logano cross a line with move on Matt Kenseth at Kansas?
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Joey Logano kept peeking around Matt Kenseth as the laps ticked away at Kansas Speedway, the two of them in entirely different situations in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Logano had nothing to lose. Kenseth had just about everything.

So when Logano got under Kenseth entering Turn 1 with about five laps remaining and sent him spinning across the track, it left many eyebrows raised long after the Penske Racing driver pulled away on the final restart to win his second straight Chase race.

"That's good, hard racing," Logano said. "We were racing each other really hard. I felt like I got fenced twice. He raced me hard, so I raced him back."

Logano was already guaranteed his spot in the next round of the Chase after his victory at Charlotte, though. After a disastrous race a week ago, Kenseth's team arrived at Kansas knowing a victory this weekend or next weekend at unpredictable Talladega might be the only way he could make it to the final eight in the "eliminator" round of the playoffs.

That's why Kenseth was doing everything possible to block Logano.

"I'm really disappointed," Kenseth said. "I was running the lane he wanted to run in, but my goodness, isn't this racing? Strategically, I think it wasn't the smartest move on his part. He'll probably sleep good tonight. I hope he enjoys that one. It's not what I would have done."

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