Logano sweeps NASCAR’s Contender round with controversial finish at Talladega

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 25:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 25: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 25, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Joey Logano did what no other driver in NASCAR has done in the last eight years, sweeping the three races in a Chase round as he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway  Sunday.  Logano won in a controversial finish that took NASCAR a few minutes to figure out and had huge implications for several drivers in NASCAR’s Chase.

The controversy actually erupted on Tuesday when NASCAR ruled that there would only be one attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish instead of the traditional three.  With only two cautions, leading up to Sunday’s finish the race saw no actual accidents until the final laps. Jamie McMurray lost an engine with five laps to go setting up the only attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish.  On the first attempt, Jimmie Johnson was spun behind the leaders and NASCAR threw a caution prior to the field crossing the start-finish line.  NASCAR ruled that there would be another attempt.

On the second attempt, the field did cross the line but a huge crash erupted behind them and NASCAR again threw the yellow flag again freezing the field. After several minutes, NASCAR declared Logano the winner.

“Everyone just stacked up behind us,” Logano said. MORE>>>

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