AVONDALE, Ariz. — Surviving an overtime finish, Joey Logano came away victorious in the FanShield 500 Sunday (March 8) at Phoenix Raceway.
Logano led the final 24 laps in the 316-laps race en route to his second win of 2020 and 25th of his career.
“We tried everything we could to regain our track position and get control back of the race,” Logano said.
“It was cool to see two Fords on the front row at the end of a race like that. This is a motor racetrack as much as we don’t think it is. Proud of the team effort today to make this one come.”
Logano is the first multi-win Cup Series driver in 2020.
Kevin Harvick, the nine-time Phoenix winner who led 68 laps, finished runner up to Logano.
“We just didn’t get the control of the race back there, and he was able to get by us on that restart where I got hung up,” Harvick said.
Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top-5 finishers.
THROUGH THE FIELD
Polesitter Chase Elliott led the most laps (93) but ultimately finished seventh.
“We will build off of it for sure,” Elliott said. “Kevin [Harvick] was probably a tick- better than us I thought. But we’ll go to work.”
Cole Custer was the highest finishing rookie in ninth place.
“I think we get better every single race, so it is just a matter of continuing that and doing that every single weekend,” Custer said.
Overall, 38 drivers started the race with 30 running at the finish.
Kevin Harvick is the series point leader after Phoenix (164 points) by one point over Joey Logano.
Chase Elliott is ranked third (144), followed by Alex Bowman (138) and Jimmie Johnson (131).
The next race for the NASCAR Cup Series is next Sunday, March 15, at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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