Joey Logano wins NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Joey Logano celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Joey Logano celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Joey Logano celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Joey Logano gave his boss a nice present Saturday night. Logano survived a chaotic and somewhat confusing NASCAR Sprint All-Star race passing Kyle Larson with two laps to go in the final 13 laps segment to score his first win in NASCAR’s non-point’s event.

Logano was among 11 drivers who were sent to the pits for four fresh tires based on a draw at the end of the second 50-lap segment.  Only two drivers however, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch were on the lead lap and had to stay out on older tires according to NASCAR rules specifically for this race. Those two were no match for the newer tires and soon it was Larson, who won the Sprint Showdown earlier in the day, in the lead.  Logano was behind and closing in the final laps catching Larson as the pair crossed the line with two to go. Exiting turn 2 however, Larson got up into the wall and while he was able to continue, Logano pulled away for the win.

“I tell you, Larson is a hard racer,” Logano said.

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