Teenage star Joey Logano raced to his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the Pepsi 300 on Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville, Tenn.
The 18-year-old Logano and Busch ran in the top two and traded the lead for most of the race, with Logano leading the final 10 laps and finishing 0.487 of a second in front.
Brad Keselowski, the Nashville winner last June, was third, followed by Kelly Bires in fourth and series leader Carl Edwards, Jason Leffler and David Ragan.
With the exception of two laps under caution, either Logano or Busch led over the final 89 laps on the 1.333-mile track. Some tense moments ensued immediately after Logano claimed the lead for the last time when a crash sent Joe Nemechek's car tumbling near the finish line and brought out the red flag.
"I wasn't too nervous. I was just driving as hard as I could," Logano said. "I knew I had to have a good restart, but Kyle had one too and he was bearing down on me in one and two, but he couldn't get out to a lead."
Despite his second-place finish, Busch was noticeably angry after the race. He has run well at Nashville but has won only once -- in 2003 in an ARCA race.
"He had a better short run car and we were better on the long run," Busch said.
"It's just a shame we weren't able to get out there and win this thing. It's kind of frustrating."
Logano led nine times for a race-high 95 laps.
Hamilton apologized privately
Formula One's race director says Lewis Hamilton privately apologized for deliberately misleading him and fellow stewards at the Australian Grand Prix.
Charlie Whiting says Hamilton sought him out ahead of the Malaysian GP last weekend to address the issue, showing remorse at having told stewards that McLaren had not given him instructions to let a rival overtake while behind the safety car.
"I was distinctly uncomfortable about Lewis' demeanor on Sunday [in Australia]," Whiting said in an interview with autosport.com.
"The fact that he came and apologized to me in Sepang sums it up pretty much. He came to me and wanted to talk to me privately, and just said he wanted to apologize for everything he'd done and he wouldn't do it again."
Ruling body FIA has summoned McLaren to a special hearing on April 29 to answer charges of bringing the sport into disrepute. The British team could face sanctions that include being banned from the world championship.
Andrew Myers of Carlsbad took over the lead from Dallas Colodny on the second lap and led the remainder of the race to win the NASCAR Auto Club Late Model 50 lap feature race at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale.
Tim Huddleston finished in second place 1.259 seconds behind Myers but tied him for the series points lead.
-- Kevin O'Brien