Joey Logano gets first win of the season in Richmond

Joey Logano gets first win of the season in Richmondā€¯

He went on to win his first NASCAR Cup race of the season, in his 300th start, with stage two victor Keselowski seven tenths behind him.

"I was just hoping for another restart or the race to get extended for another 10 laps", Keselowski said. "Had a really good auto on the long run, but we bent the splitter bar down". "I was trying not to wreck everybody, and we got run into the wall by the 5 and then a couple laps later we cut a left front, so it's really unfortunate". "It's just frustrating. I knew going into today that we were at a disadvantage before we even rolled off pit road".

Having originally qualified fifth for his 300th Cup start, Logano was sent to the back of the 38-car starting grid due to a transmission change. "That's all I had. But now, I am also the advocate for what NASCAR fans, teams and drivers alike have termed 'Racing Perfection'". That means the execution was there and we were able to put ourselves in position to race there hard at the end. Brad was the fastest vehicle. "He was so fast". Logano made it past all five cars that had stayed on the track during the caution and built a huge lead on Keselowski, who needed more time to get past them.

Logano burst free of the pack while Keselowski and Denny Hamlin fought for second.

"That's part of how this racing deal works, and the fastest vehicle doesn't always win", Keselowski said.

Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kevin Harvick.

"We were competitive and our vehicle drove really good", Hamlin said. Especially when you finish right behind seven-time Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson.

Although the leaders began pitting with on Lap 315, Ryan Newman, Johnson and Earnhardt remained on the track.

"I really want to race in the Clash at Dayton, so these seconds are really hurting", Blaney said. "I just feel bad, obviously". I like him a lot with the 10/1 payout. That last run, I was pretty happy.

Rookie Daniel Suarez was never a factor, finishing 12th. McMurray is still searching for his first top-five of the season, but this is his fifth top-10 in eight races on unrestricted tracks.

Keselowski restarted at the point followed Newman, Kyle Busch and Logano.

It took Joey Logano all afternoon to drive from the back of the field to the front in Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.Logano started from the rear after a.

"The day race changes this track dramatically, and I think it makes it really racy", Keselowski said. It's the fight that I had when I was in the Xfinity Series and won a race from two laps down in Kansas. I don't know what to do.

With temperatures in the low 90s, the ctrd was sparse.

The Toyota Owners 400 is no different than any other race, though.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr hit the wall at Turn 3 mid-way through the opening stage but recovered ground. Ryan Newman 5 7. Kurt Busch continued to have electrical problems with his No. 41 Ford.

Was Bristol just a stumble for Kyle Larson? . (21) Danica Patrick, Ford, 400, 19. 19. Ty Dillon 2 10.

It wasn't supposed to be like this for Dale Earnhardt Jr. (35) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 392, 2. 36. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, accident, 4, 1.

In the weekly pre-race drivers meeting a video clip instructed drivers that they must have all four wheels to the inside of the orange square if they are to enter pit road.

Clint Bowyer is easily the most rejuvenated driver on the circuit this season and he's coming off a strong second place finish a week ago at Bristol. Logano retook the lead with 16 laps remaining.

The first strategic pit decision came after Matt Kenseth, who had led this race for the first 164 laps, forced a caution after blowing a tire. Kyle Larson 9 3.

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