Joey Logano Wins The Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona After Spinning Out

After spinning on lap 26, Joey Logano came back to through the field with a mass of different partners and hooked up with teammate Kyle Busch at the end to win the race.

[media-credit id=22 align=”alignright” width=”228″][/media-credit]”Man, its great to be on the other side of the fence,” Logano said in victory lane. “This is Daytona; I am totally pumped. Gotta thank Kyle for pushing. I could him calling 8 back, 6 back – I knew we had to go. Both spotters did good today.”

The win marks the first win for Logano at Daytona after pushing numerous drivers to wins.

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“To win here at Daytona is the coolest win of my life,” Logano added. “For me personally, I really needed a win and that is going to help us.”

With a couple laps to go, Logano and Busch found a way around Elliott Sadler and Tony Stewart. They pulled out to a lead and then lost it near the end as Jason Leftler and Reed Sorenson caught them, but couldn’t get by. Leftler was credited with second, with Sorenson getting third and Busch in fourth.

The third-place finish for Sorenson allows him to extend his points to eight points over Sadler while winning the Nationwide Dash for Cash $1000 bonus.

“At the end, I didn’t know where we were going,” Sorenson said. “Gotta thank Jason for coming and getting me as we were stuck back there. We talked about that before the race. I didn’t know where we were going but we had a run. It had to be close at the end for Jason.”

Justin Allgaier finished fifth while a crashed happened as everybody was racing for sixth on back that began with contact between Mike Wallace and Danica Patrick in the middle of a three/four-wide battle.

Michael Annett was credited with sixth while Kenny Wallace slid through the grass to finish seventh. Sadler got eighth, followed by Aric Almirola and Patrick.

Making her 19th NASCAR start, Patrick led 13 laps and was up front all night before being collected in the wreck at the end.

“Got disconnected about half a lap to go and dropped back to get reconnected with Aric,” she said after scoring the third top 10 of her NASCAR career. “It looked like Mike was struggling there. I kept the car straight and my foot in it, probably not the right thing to do in a wreck.

“I learned a lot out there. I was glad I got to push a bit as I was thinking, ‘Am I only good as a leader?’.” But the guys did a good job on the Go Daddy Chevrolet.

Numerous drivers were involved in the wreck, including Steven Wallace who came to rest on pit road and was credited with 11th.

“It was just a tough day,” he said. “Me and Michael had a shot to win that race and the water temperature kept going up. The motor blew up and all hell broke loose on the front stretch. That’s just craziness at Daytona.”

A couple of different minor wrecks happened throughout the night involving a couple different drivers. One of the worst wrecks involved Eric McClure, who was transferred to Halifax Medical Centre for precautionary further evaluation.

 

Unofficial Race Results
Subway Jalapeno 250, Daytona International Speedway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/n2s/race.php?race=17
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Pos. No. Driver Make Points
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1 18 20 Joey Logano Toyota 0
2 15 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 42
3 9 32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 42
4 14 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 0
5 10 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 39
6 22 62 Michael Annett Toyota 38
7 42 9 Kenny Wallace Toyota 37
8 3 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 38
9 13 88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 36
10 7 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 35
11 19 66 Steve Wallace Toyota 33
12 17 11 Brian Scott Toyota 32
13 2 9 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 0
14 8 60 Carl Edwards Ford 0
15 21 1 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 29
16 6 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 0
17 11 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 0
18 1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 0
19 27 141 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet 0
20 32 19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 24
21 16 21 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 24
22 5 16 Trevor Bayne Ford 22
23 25 15 Timmy Hill * Ford 21
24 35 39 Josh Wise Ford 20
25 24 87 Kevin Conway Toyota 19
26 23 97 Joe Nemechek Toyota 18
27 12 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 18
28 30 81 Blake Koch * Dodge 16
29 39 28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 15
30 43 107 Danny Efland Chevrolet 14
31 26 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 13
32 36 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 12
33 40 52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 11
34 4 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 0
35 41 70 Dennis Setzer Dodge 9
36 33 113 Jennifer Jo Cobb * Ford 8
37 37 14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 7
38 34 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 6
39 20 30 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 0
40 38 40 Charles Lewandoski * Chevrolet 4
41 29 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 3
42 31 168 Carl Long Chevrolet 2
43 28 44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 1

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