Joey Logano avoids “yellow fever,” wins at N.H. to advance in Chase

ByFr4zrIQAAbniQAfter a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it was Joey Logano holding off series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson, to win and secure his spot in round two of the “Chase for the Sprint Cup.”

This was Logano’s fourth series win of the 2014 season, his seventh series career win and his second series win at “the Magic Mile.”

Following Logano and Larson to the drop of the checkered flag were Kevin Harvick finishing third, Jamie McMurray fourth and Jimmie Johnson finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Aric Almirola taking sixth-place, pole-sitter and points leader, Brad Keselowski seventh, Kyle Busch eighth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ninth and Brian Vickers bringing home tenth-place.

With his seventh-place finish, Brad Keselowski (who secured his spot in round two with his victory last weekend), leaves New Hampshire with a 1-point lead over his fellow Team Penske teammate and today’s winner, Joey Logano.

Next Up: Back to Dover International Speedway to try and tame the “Monster Mile” in the AAA 400 on Sunday, September 28th, with an approximate starting time of 2:20 pm (ET).  Television coverage will be provided by ESPN, beginning with their NASCAR Countdown pre-race show at 1:00 pm (ET).

Sylvania 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 22 Joey Logano 303 Running 73 47 4
2 42 Kyle Larson # 303 Running 0 42 0
3 4 Kevin Harvick 303 Running 104 43 2
4 1 Jamie McMurray 303 Running 0 40 0
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 303 Running 0 39 0
6 43 Aric Almirola 303 Running 0 38 0
7 2 Brad Keselowski 303 Running 78 38 1
8 18 Kyle Busch 303 Running 0 36 0
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 303 Running 0 35 0
10 55 Brian Vickers 303 Running 15 35 1
11 3 Austin Dillon # 303 Running 0 33 0
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 303 Running 0 32 0
13 47 AJ Allmendinger 303 Running 0 31 0
14 15 Clint Bowyer 303 Running 0 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard 303 Running 0 29 0
16 16 Greg Biffle 303 Running 0 28 0
17 99 Carl Edwards 303 Running 0 27 0
18 31 Ryan Newman 303 Running 0 26 0
19 10 Danica Patrick 303 Running 0 25 0
20 51 Justin Allgaier # 303 Running 0 24 0
21 20 Matt Kenseth 303 Running 0 23 0
22 13 Casey Mears 303 Running 0 22 0
23 5 Kasey Kahne 303 Running 0 21 0
24 9 Marcos Ambrose 303 Running 0 20 0
25 40 Landon Cassill (i) 303 Running 0 0 0
26 24 Jeff Gordon 303 Running 0 18 0
27 38 David Gilliland 301 Running 1 18 1
28 23 Alex Bowman # 301 Running 0 16 0
29 7 Michael Annett # 301 Running 0 15 0
30 14 Tony Stewart 301 Running 0 14 0
31 36 Reed Sorenson 300 Running 0 13 0
32 83 Travis Kvapil 300 Running 0 12 0
33 98 Josh Wise 297 Running 0 11 0
34 66 Mike Wallace (i) 296 Running 0 0 0
35 32 Timmy Hill 295 Running 0 9 0
36 41 Kurt Busch 268 Running 0 8 0
37 11 Denny Hamlin 265 Running 32 8 1
38 26 Cole Whitt # 264 Running 0 6 0
39 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 263 Accident 0 5 0
40 33 David Stremme 228 Running 0 4 0
41 77 Corey LaJoie (i) 201 Running 0 3 0
42 34 David Ragan 177 Accident 0 2 0
43 93 Clay Rogers 45 Overheating 0 1 0

# – Rookie
Gold – Chase Drivers
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings After Loudon (Sept Race) Top 16
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 2 Brad Keselowski 2097 Leader 28 5 12 15 1
2 22 Joey Logano 2096 47 28 4 12 17 4
3 4 Kevin Harvick 2090 41 28 2 10 15 2
4 48 Jimmie Johnson 2080 31 28 3 9 17 3
5 18 Kyle Busch 2077 28 28 1 6 11 4
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2077 28 28 3 11 17 2
7 24 Jeff Gordon 2070 21 28 3 10 18 0
8 20 Matt Kenseth 2057 8 28 0 10 17 2
9 99 Carl Edwards 2057 8 28 2 6 11 2
10 47 AJ Allmendinger 2056 7 28 1 2 4 3
11 5 Kasey Kahne 2055 6 28 1 3 10 3
12 31 Ryan Newman 2055 6 28 0 2 10 1
13 11 Denny Hamlin 2049 -6 27 1 6 12 2
14 16 Greg Biffle 2049 -6 28 0 3 10 1
15 41 Kurt Busch 2047 -8 28 1 6 8 5
16 43 Aric Almirola 2045 -10 28 1 2 7 6

Gold – Drivers Locked into Contender 12 Round
Green – Divers in Position to move on to next Round

Orange – Drivers in Elimination Zone

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing After Loudon (Sept Race) (Top 16)
Pos. Owner Car # Points Behind Attempts
1 Roger Penske 2 2097 Leader 28
2 Walter Czarnecki 22 2096 -1 28
3 Tony Stewart 4 2090 -7 28
4 Jeff Gordon 48 2080 -17 28
5 Joe Gibbs 18 2077 -20 28
6 Rick Hendrick 88 2077 -20 28
7 Rick Hendrick 24 2070 -27 28
8 Joe Gibbs 20 2057 -40 28
9 Jack Roush 99 2057 -40 28
10 Tad Geschickter 47 2056 -41 28
11 Linda Hendrick 5 2055 -42 28
12 Richard Childress 31 2055 -42 28
13 JD Gibbs 11 2049 -48 28
14 Jack Roush 16 2049 -48 28
15 Gene Haas 41 2047 -50 28
16 Richard Petty 43 2045 -52 28

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings After Loudon (Sept Race)
Pos. Manufacturer Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 1251 Leader
2 Ford 1230 -21
3 Toyota 1121 -130

 

Sprint Cup Chase Bracket
Seed Challenger 16 Contender 12 Eliminator 8 Championship 4 Champion
1 Brad Keselowski
2 Jeff Gordon
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr Brad Keselowski
4 Jimmie Johnson Joey Logano
5 Joey Logano
6 Kevin Harvick
7 Carl Edwards
8 Kyle Busch
9 Denny Hamlin
10 Kurt Busch
11 Kasey Kahne
12 Aric Almirola
13 AJ Allmendinger
14 Matt Kenseth
15 Greg Biffle
16 Ryan Newman

 

 

 

 

 

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