Joey Logano scores his first win in 44 races and his first for Penske at Michigan

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 18:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 44th Annual Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 18, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

BROOKLYN, MI – AUGUST 18: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 44th Annual Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 18, 2013 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

After setting a record run for the pole the day prior Joey Logano was able to score the win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series pure Michigan 400 Sunday.  It was far from an easy task however.

Logano was able to stretch his fuel out and hold off Kevin Harvick to take the victory at the two mile Michigan International Speedway after taking the lead from veteran Mark Martin with four laps to go.

The key to victory came on lap 158 when Logano, along with most of the front runners, came in for fuel during a caution.  Martin who had pitted on lap 155 and stayed out took the lead from Logano’s teammate Brad Keselowski, who had also pitted on lap 158, on the restart with 23 laps to go. As Martin shot to the lead, Kurt Busch battled with Logano for second.  With a move to the apron, Logano, who had led 50 laps earlier in the day but had faded late in the going, solidified his second place. Martin meanwhile was told that he was two to two and half laps short on fuel.  Logano began to slowly reel in veteran Martin as the laps wound down.  Harvick meanwhile passed Busch and settled into third. MORE>>>

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