Joey Logano wins battle of Richmond in wild finish

RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 26: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - APRIL 26:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 26: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 26, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Joey Logano won his first career short track race Saturday night taking the lead in a maddening 10-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.  Logano had led 46 laps earlier but was fourth when the final restart came with six laps to go. Matt Kenseth had the race well in hand prior to the final restart  but began to battle Logano’s Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski for the top spot. As the two dueled, Logano was able to shoot by on the inside and hold on for his fifth career win.

Jeff Gordon was a distant second, Kyle Busch was third, Keselowski fourth with Kenseth setting for fifth.

Rookie Kyle Larson led to the green but stayed there only until turn one when Clint Bowyer dove underneath and spun him.  Larson suffered no damage, but was forced to pit and rejoined the field at the tail end of the field. MORE>>>

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