Joey Logano throws blocks at right time, holds on to win Xfinity race at Talladega

CECLNLGUEAALKRwJoey Logano found himself in victory lane on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway (TSS), as he won the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Winn-Dixie 300 by keeping Brian Scott 0.130 seconds behind him.

Logano, who led the most laps – 40 out of 113, received his third series victory and fifth top-10 finish of the season, his 24th series career victory and his second series victory at Talladega.

Following Logano and Scott to the drop of the checkered flag were pole-sitter Austin Dillon who finished third, JJ Yeley fourth and Joey Gase claiming fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Chris Buescher taking sixth-place, Elliott Sadler seventh, the current series points leader, Ty Dillon eighth, Regan Smith ninth and Aric Almirola bringing home 10th-place.

With his eighth-place finish, Ty Dillon leaves ‘Dega with a 9-point lead over Chris Buescher – who moved back into the number 2 spot with his sixth-place finish.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 126.901 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 22 Mins, 07 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.130 Seconds
Lead Changes: 23 among 11 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps

Next Up: The series takes next weekend off and returns on Sunday, May 17th, for the Iowa 250 at Iowa Speedway, and with an expected green flag drop at 2:20 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

Winn-Dixie 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 22 Joey Logano(i) 113 Running 40 0 0
2 2 Brian Scott 113 Running 10 43 1
3 33 Austin Dillon(i) 113 Running 0 0 0
4 28 J.J. Yeley 113 Running 2 41 1
5 52 Joey Gase 113 Running 0 39 0
6 60 Chris Buescher 113 Running 6 39 1
7 1 Elliot Sadler 113 Running 19 38 1
8 3 Ty Dillon 113 Running 26 37 1
9 7 Regan Smith 113 Running 0 35 0
10 98 Aric Almirola (i) 113 Running 0 0 0
11 01 Landon Cassill 113 Running 0 33 0
12 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 113 Running 0 32 0
13 17 Benny Gordon (i) 113 Running 0 0 0
14 44 David Starr 113 Running 5 31 1
15 25 John Wes Townley (i) 113 Running 0 0 0
16 54 Boris Said 113 Running 1 29 1
17 51 Jeremy Clements 113 Running 0 27 0
18 97 Peyton Sellers 113 Running 0 26 0
19 90 Mario Gosselin 113 Running 0 25 0
20 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 113 Running 1 25 1
21 24 Eric McClure 113 Running 0 23 0
22 43 Dakoda Armstrong 113 Running 0 22 0
23 8 Blake Koch 113 Running 0 21 0
24 14 Cale Conley # 113 Running 0 20 0
25 4 Ross Chastain # 111 Running 0 19 0
26 40 Derek White 111 Running 0 18 0
27 13 Mark Thompson 111 Running 0 17 0
28 42 Brennan Poole 110 Running 0 16 0
29 39 Ryan Sieg 107 Running 0 15 0
30 20 Erik Jones(i) 105 Overheating 0 0 0
31 18 Daniel Suarez # 101 Running 2 14 1
32 16 Ryan Reed 99 Running 0 12 0
33 88 Kasey Kahne (i) 98 Accident 0 0 0
34 19 Mike Bliss 98 Running 0 10 0
35 84 Chad Boat (i) 97 Accident 0 0 0
36 0 Harrison Rhodes # 84 Transmission 0 8 0
37 9 Chase Elliott 84 Running 1 8 1
38 26 Kenny Wallace 72 Accident 0 6 0
39 62 Brendan Gaughan 72 Accident 0 5 0
40 10 Jeff Green 3 Transmission 0 4 0

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

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Unofficial Point Standings 
After Race 9 at Talladega Superspeedway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 3 Ty Dillon 330 Leader 9 0 3 7 0
2 60 Chris Buescher 321 -9 9 0 4 6 0
3 9 Chase Elliott 293 -37 9 0 4 7 1
4 6 Darrell Wallace Jr# 293 -37 9 0 0 2 0
5 7 Regan Smith 287 -43 9 0 3 7 1
6 2 Brian Scott 286 -44 9 0 1 7 2
7 1 Elliot Sadler 282 -48 9 0 0 3 0
8 16 Ryan Reed 255 -75 9 1 1 1 0
9 18 Daniel Suarez # 254 -76 9 0 1 3 1
10 62 Brendan Gaughan 249 -81 9 0 1 4 3
11 51 Jeremy Clements 233 -97 9 0 0 0 0
12 44 David Starr 229 -101 9 0 0 1 0
13 28 J.J. Yeley 214 -116 9 0 1 1 2
14 4 Ross Chastain # 211 -119 9 0 0 1 1
15 01 Landon Cassill 196 -134 9 0 0 1 2
16 43 Dakoda Armstrong 194 -136 9 0 0 0 2
17 39 Ryan Sieg 180 -150 9 0 0 0 1
18 8 Blake Koch 174 -156 9 0 0 0 1
19 14 Cale Conley # 166 -164 9 0 0 0 3
20 42 Brennan Poole 165 -165 6 0 0 1 0
21 52 Joey Gase 159 -171 9 0 1 1 0
22 24 Eric McClure 153 -177 9 0 0 0 2
23 19 Mike Bliss 141 -189 8 0 0 0 1
24 0 Harrison Rhodes # 130 -200 8 0 0 0 1
25 55 Jeffrey Earnhardt 118 -212 5 0 0 0 0
26 90 Mario Gosselin 105 -225 6 0 0 0 2
27 97 Peyton Sellers 87 -243 6 0 0 0 2
28 40 Derek White 81 -249 7 0 0 0 3
29 74 Mike Harmon 76 -254 8 0 0 0 6
30 70 Derrike Cope 67 -263 7 0 0 0 2
31 22 Ryan Blaney 43 -287 1 0 1 1 0
32 25 Dylan Lupton 41 -289 2 0 0 0 0
33 13 Chris Cockrum 38 -292 2 0 0 0 0
34 40 Carl Long 37 -293 5 0 0 0 4
35 55 Jamie Dick 36 -294 2 0 0 0 0
36 55 Brandon Gdovic 32 -298 2 0 0 0 0
37 54 Boris Said 29 -301 1 0 0 0 0
38 97 Josh Reaume # 27 -303 2 0 0 0 1
39 10 Jeff Green 27 -303 6 0 0 0 6
40 90 Jimmy Weller 22 -308 2 0 0 0 0
41 90 Todd Bodine 20 -310 1 0 0 0 0
42 15 Stanton Barrett 19 -311 2 0 0 0 1
43 56 Charles Lewandoski 18 -312 2 0 0 0 1
44 15 Carlos Contreras 18 -312 2 0 0 0 1
45 13 Mark Thompson 17 -313 1 0 0 0 0
46 89 Morgan Shepherd 17 -313 3 0 0 0 3
47 29 Justin Marks 10 -320 1 0 0 0 1
48 15 Enrique Contreras 10 -320 1 0 0 0 0
49 19 Scott Lagasse Jr. 7 -323 1 0 0 0 1
50 26 Kenny Wallace 6 -324 1 0 0 0 1
51 92 Dextor Bean 4 -326 1 0 0 0 1

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Owner Standing 
After Race 9 at Talladega Superspeedway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Roger Penske 22 3 344 Leader 9
2 Richard Childress 3 0 308 -36 9
3 Jack Roush 60 0 300 -44 9
4 Rick Hendrick 88 2 293 -51 9
5 Richard Childress 33 1 285 -59 9
6 Joe Gibbs 20 2 282 -62 9
7 Dale Earnhardt Jr 9 0 278 -66 9
8 Jack Roush 6 0 268 -76 9
9 Kelly Earnhardt-Miller 7 0 257 -87 9
10 Richard Childress 2 0 252 -92 9
11 Jack Roush 1 0 248 -96 9
12 JD Gibbs 54 0 244 -100 9
13 Harry Scott Jr. 42 0 244 -100 9
14 Jack Roush 16 1 243 -101 9
15 Joe Gibbs 18 0 243 -101 9
16 Richard Childress 62 0 240 -104 9
17 Tony Clements 51 0 206 -138 9
18 Mark Smith 44 0 198 -146 9
19 Gregg Mixon 28 0 192 -152 9
20 Gary Keller 4 0 173 -171 9
21 Tony Townley 25 0 172 -172 9
22 Fred Biagi 98 0 172 -172 7
23 Johnny Davis 01 0 165 -179 9
24 Richard Petty 43 0 165 -179 9
25 Jamie Dick 55 0 163 -181 9
26 Rod Sieg 39 0 154 -190 9
27 Joseph Walsh 8 0 153 -191 9
28 Mark Smith 14 0 146 -198 9
29 Jimmy Means 52 0 131 -213 9
30 James Whitener 24 0 130 -214 9
31 Michelle Gosselin 90 0 122 -222 9
32 Mark Smith 19 0 122 -222 9
33 Andrea Nemechek 0 0 120 -224 9
34 Derek White 13 0 100 -244 9
35 Victor Obaika 97 0 88 -256 9
36 Derek White 40 0 76 -268 9
37 Mike Harmon 74 0 72 -272 9
38 Rick Ware 15 0 67 -277 9
39 Mary Louise Miller 70 0 61 -283 9
40 Mark Smith 10 0 34 -310 8
41 Maria Genzalez Hernandez 26 0 31 -313 2
42 Billy Boat 84 0 17 -327 2
43 Morgan Shepherd 89 0 14 -330 5
44 Thom Kapusta 156 0 10 -334 1
45 Robby Benton 29 0 8 -336 1
46 Bobby Dotter 192 0 4 -340 2
47 Adrian Berryhill 17 0 0 -344 2
48 Andrea Nemechek 87 0 0 -344 1
49 Michael Affarano 03 0 0 -344 1
50 William Gerhart 85 0 0 -344 2
51 Duane Deese 135 0 0 -344 1

 

2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series Manufacturer Standings 
After Race 9 at Talladega Superspeedway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Ford 4 401 Leader
2 Chevrolet 3 392 -9
3 Toyota 2 380 -21
4 Dodge 0 112 -289

 

 

 

 

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