NEW HAMPSHIRE WIN COULD LAUNCH JOEY LOGANO TOWARD NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP
LOUDON, N.H. — When he recorded the first Sprint Cup victory of his career at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June 2009, becoming the youngest winner in track history at 19 years, 1 month, and 4 days, Joey Logano was feted in a makeshift indoor ceremony in the garage area after he was declared the winner of a rain-shortened race.
Somehow it seemed like a sawed-off, muted celebration. This time, Logano was not about to let anything rain on his parade. Except, that is, a spray of confetti and a soaking shower of beer suds.
Logano, 24, of Middletown, Conn., was deserving of that red-carpet treatment Sunday when he visited Victory Lane at NHMS for the second time in his career. In a race marred by 15 cautions for 63 laps, Logano survived a white-knuckled, green-white-checkered finish over rookie runner-up Kyle Larson and third-place finisher Kevin Harvick to win the Sylvania 300, the second of three events in the 16-driver Challenger Round of NASCAR’s revamped Chase playoff format. Read Full Article