Logano wins consecutive races; 
first time in Sprint Cup career

Photo by Brian DeGruchy/TheRacingExperts.com
Members of Joey Logano's team push the No. 22 car towards post-race inspection at Kansas Speedway. 






By Dominic Aragon
Editor
October 19, 2015
daragon@theracingexperts.net

 

KANSAS CITY—Matt Kenseth’s spin with six laps to go enabled Joey Logano to capture back-to-back Sprint Cup victories Sunday at Kansas Speedway, the first time in his career.

Logano, whom led six times for 42 laps, talked about the situation with Kenseth post-race.


“It’s just hard racing,” he said. “With 15 to go, I got to the outside of him down the backstretch and I had to lift to not wreck both of us at that point, and then I got put in the same situation down the frontstretch… We both went for the same piece of real estate.”

Logano said to The Racing Experts he is not worried about retaliation from Kenseth at Talladega or the races going forward.


Photo by Brian DeGruchy/TheRacingExperts.com

Matt Kenseth leads Joey Logano during the closing laps of the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Kenseth led a race high 153 laps.

“If I were worried about that, I probably would have run about 30th every week, so I'm not going to worry about that,” he said. “I'm going to drive my race car like I do every other week, and what we're going to do is be very proud of what we did today. I've got a very fast race car, my team did a great job, we're doing what we're supposed to do. I want to focus on that.”

 

 

THROUGH THE FIELD

The race featured 21 total lead changes and seven cautions for 39 laps. J.J. Yeley brought out the race’s first caution on lap 31, a single-car accident in turn two.

Three-time champion Tony Stewart spun off of turn two on lap 65, stating “driver error again” over the radio.

Chase-eligible Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered pit road for an unscheduled pit stop before the halfway mark, citing a possible loose wheel. Earnhardt Jr. one lap down in 21st, the third time in four races he finished off of the lead lap.

Kevin Harvick’s team received a penalty on lap 213 for removing equipment from the pit box. Harvick finished 16th, the first car one lap down.

Denny Hamlin’s second place effort was his second consecutive top-five finish and fourth in the last five races. Hamlin sits 18 points ahead of the Chase cutoff.

“It’s so hard to pass, we just fought the car and made it better and had some good restarts,” he said. “The pit crew picked us up a few spots and next thing you know we are trying to battle for a win… I’ve never been so disappointed to be second at Kansas, I would have taken second and ran with it before this weekend started.” 


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