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Deciding he’d rather race than enjoy the last off weekend until November, Joey Logano was the lone Sprint Cup driver in the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
The decision to race proved to be a good one for Logano, who captured the win in a rare Sunday race for the series.
Logano jumped into a late lead and held off three challengers to claim a 0.29 second victory over Penske Racing teammate, Sam Hornish, Jr., to capture his second NNS win of the season.
Austin Dillion, Elliot Sadler, and Brian Vickers round out the top five.
The series will return to the 1.5 tri-oval in September on the same weekend that the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Chase for the Sprint Cup begins.
Sunday’s race had six cauton flags–three off of the record of nine set in 2006.
The next race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series is Saturday, July 27th from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be the first at the famed track.
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Joey Logano held off Sam Hornish Jr. to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.
Logano, the lone Sprint Cup regular in the race, earned his second Nationwide win of the year and No. 20 for his career. He also won at Dover in June.
Hornish held on for second, giving car owner Roger Penske the top two spots. Austin Dillon finished third, earning a $100,000...
Sam Hornish Jr. has been coming to Indianapolis for a long time. His mother went to the Indianapolis 500 when she was eight months pregnant.
This could be another special visit.
NASCAR makes its annual stop at one of racing's most historic tracks this weekend, with Hornish returning to town as the leader of the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He finished second at Chicagoland Speedway...
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Joey Logano won the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway after getting past his Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish.
The race began with Sam Hornish on the pole and trailing Regan Smith by five points in the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. As the race went green the car driven by Joey Gase lost an oil pump belt bringing out the first...
The Nationide Series drivers had the main spotlight this weekend as Joey Logano was the lone Sprint Cup regular to come down to the Chicagoland track for the race. His teammate Sam Hornish Jr. had the poll for this event.
Right at the start of the race Joey Gase and his car was smoking big time to bring out the caution. After a lengthy cleanup for fluid out on the track the...
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What more could Penske Racing want? A one-two finish with their drivers, therefore a win and the point’s standings lead. That was a very successful day for the organization and they will leave with their heads held high.
When Joey Logano was supposed to be relaxing on the beach, he was pulling into victory lane for the second time in the Nationwide Series this...