Logano: “We've been in contention every race this year” 

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Joey Logano scored his fourth career win Monday. Logano has led 276 total laps over the first seven races this season.

By Tim Smith
TheRacingExperts.com Reporter
April 9, 2014
theracingexperts@aol.com

 

 

Joey Logano won the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway after a last lap pass Monday in dominating fashion. 

After leading 108 laps, and surviving a green-white-checkered finish, Logano’s four tire stop proved well against Jeff Gordon’s gamble of two tires.


"We've been in contention every race this year to win, and I'm proud to be a part of that," said Logano. "(Crew chief Todd Gordon) made a last-minute decision to put fuel in it, and gave me better balance for what I needed and the guys made the 'money stop.' I was the first guy out with four tires on."


His teammate, Brad Keselowski who led 80 laps, was too fast exiting pit road on the final pit stop. Keselowski wasn't too happy with the last caution either.

"That last caution was a shame," said Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford. "I was just trying to get a little too much on pit road and wanted to get us out front to be able to win the race and tried a little too hard. We're in it for wins. We're not in it for finishing second." 

The win was Logano’s fourth career in Sprint Cup competition.