Joey Logano passed teammate Kyle Busch for the race lead with six laps remaining in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway. A late caution flag setup and two lap duel between the two teammates.
Logano choose the outside line for the race restart. The race restarted with Logano and Busch door-to-door heading into turn one. Logano received a huge push from series points leader Brad Keselowski, giving him just enough to pull ahead of Busch and on to his second win at Kansas.
“He helped me out a lot, which was perfect because I pushed him to a couple wins. So it was nice of him to push me once. Me and Brad have been getting along great lately, which is awesome. It was cool to see him behind me and able to help me out.” Logano said.
This was Logano’s 16th Nationwide Series victory this season for Joe Gibbs Racing and it also gave Toyota the manufacturer’s title for the third consecutive year.
Busch dive-bombed Logano heading into the final turn on the final lap. Busch tapped the rear of Logano, just enough to make Logano wiggle a little. But the move only cost Busch in the end. He had to let off too much to avoid hitting the wall and it allowed Keselowski to get around him before the finish line for second place.
“We were just a little bit off the Gibbs’ cars today. We had some great strategy today, raced our way up front and just didn’t have enough to keep in front of them.” Keselowski said.
Busch finished third, Kevin Harvick fourth and and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five.
|5||0||100||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||160||5||200||Running|
|6||0||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr. *||Ford||155||5||200||Running|
|21||0||9||Brian Scott *||Ford||100||0||200||Running|
|23||0||16||Colin Braun *||Ford||94||0||200||Running|
|31||0||23||Robert Richardson Jr.||Chevrolet||70||0||198||Running|
|34||0||213||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Ford||61||0||194||Running|
|35||0||11||James Buescher *||Toyota||58||0||193||Running|
|38||0||179||Tim Andrews||Ford||49||0||26||In Pit|
|39||0||90||Danny O’Quinn Jr.||Chevrolet||46||0||21||Out|
|40||0||52||Kevin Lepage||Chevrolet||43||0||12||In Pit|
|42||0||26||Brian Keselowski||Dodge||37||0||3||In Pit|
|43||0||136||Jeff Green||Chevrolet||34||0||2||In Pit|