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March 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Joey Logano won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, giving team owner Joe Gibbs a remarkable eight consecutive Nationwide wins at the two-mile track. "Just really exited for all of our guys," said Gibbs, the Hall of Fame NFL coach who led Logano's crew in prayer on pit road moments after Logano crossed the finish line. "That was awesome," Logano said, adding that his No. 18 Toyota "was the class of the field all day. " Reigning Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr.finished second, Brad Keselowski was third and Brian Scott finished fourth.
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April 27, 2014 | By Marty O'Brien
RICHMOND - For sheer memorability, the Toyota Owners 400 earned its place on the list of unforgettable Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway. Crazy start. Twenty lead changes. Multiple car fires. Great beat-and-bang finish. The 400-lap, 300-mile race never failed to offer the kind of Saturday night short-track atmosphere so many fans crave, and even threw in a good fistfight afterward. Joey Logano emerged victorious in a multi-car battle for the checkered flag over the final laps, with Jeff Gordon second, Kyle Busch third, Brad Keselowski fourth and Matt Kenseth fifth.
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September 28, 2013 | Wire reports
Joey Logano dominated at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and took the checkered flag in the track's Nationwide Series race to become the first driver to win four straight races at Dover in NASCAR's second-tier series. He pulled away in the No. 22 Ford down the stretch Saturday and was never seriously challenged for the win on the mile track. Logano has swept the two Dover races the last two seasons. Logano's Ford, however, flunked post-race inspection because both sides off the front were too low. NASCAR will announce penalties later.
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April 26, 2014 | By Marty O'Brien
RICHMOND -- Joey Logano emerged as the winner of a wild short-track shootout in the final laps of the Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. The victory is Logano's second this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the other coming on April 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. Logano made a quick pass for the lead with four laps to go just moments after he was in the fourth position. Logano benefited from the help of Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, who gave leader Matt Kenseth a bump that allowed Logano to make the winning pass on the inside.
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March 27, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR's Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano have exchanged text messages in the aftermath of their crash last weekend that sidelined Hamlin with an injured back, Logano's team owner Roger Penske said Wednesday. Penske said he's also sent text messages to Hamlin, a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing who's expected to miss about six weeks after suffering the injury Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. "I've texted back and forth with him and said that we're thinking about him," Penske told Associated Press in Humble, Texas, where Penske and Logano were playing in the pro-am leading up to the PGA Tour's Houston Open.
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March 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Denny Hamlin started the Auto Club 400 in the pole position. He ended up in the hospital. In between there was a lot of good racing in Fontana on Sunday that culminated in Hamlin getting tangled with rival Joey Logano on the final lap and landing front-first against a wall. Kyle Busch wound up winning the race, with Logano hanging on for third place and Hamlin claiming 22nd. Hamlin was able to exit the car on his own but then slumped to the ground beside it. He was eventually airlifted to the hospital.
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January 31, 2010 | By Tim Haddock
Joey Logano won the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown on Saturday night in front of a sellout of 6,500 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. Sergio Pena, a 16-year-old from Virginia, swapped the lead with Logano several times. Logano, the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year, won his second Showdown race. He won the Showdown in 2007. Matt Kobyluck, the winner of the Showdown in 2009, finished third. Michael Self crashed in the Turn 3 corner and brought out a red flag with 10 laps to go. Pena was the leader after 200 laps.
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March 24, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Kyle Busch won a wild Auto Club 400 on Sunday when he passed a crashing Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin on the last lap of the NASCAR race in at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. But the fireworks weren't over. Tony Stewart, annoyed with how Logano blocked him on one of the race's late restarts, climbed out of his car and got into a shoving match with Logano on pit road as their crews pulled them apart. That came only a week after Logano and Hamlin tangled in the closing laps at Bristol Motor Speedway and then got into a war of words at the track and on Twitter.
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April 26, 2014 | By Marty O'Brien
RICHMOND -- Joey Logano emerged as the winner of a wild short-track shootout in the final laps of the Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. The victory is Logano's second this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the other coming on April 6 at Texas Motor Speedway. Logano made a quick pass for the lead with four laps to go just moments after he was in the fourth position. Logano benefited from the help of Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, who gave leader Matt Kenseth a bump that allowed Logano to make the winning pass on the inside.
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March 26, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR driver Joey Logano has suffered a run of bad luck early this season, so his Toyota teammate Kyle Busch decided Logano could use an unorthodox boost. As the two signed autographs at Toyota's U.S. headquarters in Torrance ahead of Sunday's Auto Club 400, Busch enlisted the employees' help. "A couple ladies, I told them to rub [Logano's] head," Busch said. "We're trying to help him out. " Perhaps it worked, as Logano then qualified third in the 43-car field for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
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March 9, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
LAS VEGAS -- Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday after the car of Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap. Earnhardt entered the last lap with the lead and Keselowski on his bumper. When Earnhardt's No. 88 Chevrolet began sputtering on the back straightaway, Keselowski's No. 2 Ford shot past him for the victory in the Kobalt 400. It was a weekend sweep in Las Vegas for Keselowski, who also won Saturday in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series.
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March 8, 2014 | Jim Peltz
The new style of qualifying for NASCAR Sprint Cup races is exciting -- too exciting in the view of some drivers. Joey Logano set a track qualifying record Friday to win the pole position for Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR for the first time used a three-round version of its new "knockout" style of qualifying. But a byproduct of the format is that drivers circled the 1.5-mile speedway Friday at vastly different speeds, setting up a possibly dangerous situation if the cars collided.
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September 28, 2013 | Wire reports
Joey Logano dominated at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and took the checkered flag in the track's Nationwide Series race to become the first driver to win four straight races at Dover in NASCAR's second-tier series. He pulled away in the No. 22 Ford down the stretch Saturday and was never seriously challenged for the win on the mile track. Logano has swept the two Dover races the last two seasons. Logano's Ford, however, flunked post-race inspection because both sides off the front were too low. NASCAR will announce penalties later.
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September 27, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Denny Hamlin said a new treatment is helping his injured back but the NASCAR driver won't know until the season ends if he'll still need surgery. The driver of the No. 11 Toyota suffered a compression fracture in his lower back in a last-lap crash in March at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. He was sidelined for several weeks. A new regimen of painkiller injections in his spine have helped, the Associated Press reported. "These last two weeks, I've gotten some treatment done and I've felt as good as I did before the accident," Hamlin said.
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September 12, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The cloud of controversy hanging over the start of NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff continues to linger. Three days after NASCAR slammed Michael Waltrip Racing with massive penalties for allegedly cheating at Saturday's race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway to help an MWR driver get in the Chase, another issue surfaced from that race involving Chase contender Joey Logano. Associated Press and some other media outlets suggested that the teams of Logano and David Gilliland might have conspired to let Logano pass Gilliland near the end of the race to ensure Logano would make the Chase.
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July 27, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
INDIANAPOLIS - Despite having the dominant car, Kyle Busch nearly saw victory slip away in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday. Busch was passed by Brian Scott on the final restart with six laps left. But Busch reclaimed the lead and won the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was Busch's eighth win of the season in the Nationwide Series, a second-level circuit to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, where Busch primarily races. "It's cool to win in this place," Busch said of the famed race 2.5-mile race track, where he started on the pole position and led 92 of the 100 laps.
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March 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Here's another sparkling entry in the storied career of Hall of Fame NFL coach Joe Gibbs: His NASCAR team's performance in Fontana. Gibbs driver Joey Logano won the Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, giving Gibbs a record eight consecutive wins at the two-mile oval in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series. The streak "means a lot," said Gibbs, who also has a team in NASCAR's elite Sprint Cup Series that includes Logano. "These things are so hard to win. Southern California, we love coming here.
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