Joey Logano worked hard Sunday to keep some of his closest championship contenders out of the next round of NASCAR’s Chase. He accomplished that feat winning his second race in a row in a controversial finish and possibly keeping one of the hottest drivers in NASCAR from advancing to the next round in the championship. Logano won the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday after he took the lead with five laps to go thanks to a move that spun the driver who had been the class of the field all afternoon, Matt Kenseth.
Kenseth led the most laps on the day, 153 of 267, and was leading with five laps to go. It looked as though Kenseth could overcome the issues he suffered a week prior when he crashed at Charlotte and came to Kansas needing a win in order to advance to the second round. Logano, however, was his closest pursuer and Kenseth was blocking him in the final laps. Lapped traffic slowed the pair and Logano was able to get to the back of Kenseth and as the two entered turn 1 with four laps to go Logano got to the rear bumper of Kenseth and spun him.
“It was just hard racing,” Logano said.MORE>>>