Joey Logano finds redemption with thrilling NASCAR Sprint Cup win at the Glen

Joey Logano celebrates after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 9, 2015 in Watkins Glen, New York.

Joey Logano celebrates after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 9, 2015 in Watkins Glen, New York.

Seven laps. That was the difference Sunday as Kevin Harvick ran out of fuel in the second to last turn allowing Joey Logano to cruise past and score his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win on a road course.  Harvick had pitted on lap 51, Logano on lap 58. Logano had enough fuel for the win, Harvick did not.  Kyle Busch needing a good run also pitted on lap 58 and rocketed past Harvick at the line to take second. The win came a day after Logano scored his first road course win in the Xfinity series.

“Shoot, I thought he was running out of gas out of the carousel there,” Logano said. “You could tell his car was slowing down a little bit and then it really slowed down.  I was like, ‘Alright, I’ve got something here.  Don’t screw this up.’  I was able to get by him into 11 and then he gave me a good shot in the center of 11 and then we were able to get back off the corner.”

The win came a week after Logano ran out of fuel while leading with three laps to go at Pocono and Kyle Busch ran out on the final lap handing the win to Matt Kenseth.  Sunday it was Logano and Busch who reversed their fortunes.

“It makes up for last week,” Logano said. MORE>>>

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