TALLADEGA, Ala. — Joey Logano ended a virtually yearlong losing streak with a victory at Talladega Superspeedway.
Logano’s final victory was April 30 of final 12 months at Richmond, however his automotive failed inspection, the advantages from the victory have been stripped, and it value him a shot within the playoffs.
On Sunday, he made positive that losing streak did not hit a full 12 months.
“It feels so good to be back in victory lane. There’s no feeling like that,” Logano mentioned. “It’s been a long time coming. We knew the win was right around the corner. I don’t have to worry about the whole playoffs thing anymore. We’re in!”
He had one transient problem from Kurt Busch, who pulled out of line in visitors and tried to catch Logano however had no assist from a drafting companion and couldn’t get the lead.
Logano screamed “we’re back!” on his radio as he crossed the end line.
It was Logano’s third profession win at Talladega.
Busch completed second, his career-best end at Talladega, as Ford drivers went 1-2.
Chase Elliott was third in a Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, whereas Kevin Harvick was fourth in a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fifth, David Ragan sixth, and Aric Almirola seventh as Ford drivers took six of the seven spots.
Elliott mentioned the Fords had too sturdy and regular of a method for him to have any likelihood of constructing a transfer to catch Logano.
“I thought for sure one of them wanted to win more than they showed,” Elliott mentioned. “If it was me, I would have wanted to do something or try. They were not interested in advancing. They were not going to help me move forward.”
Busch mentioned his intention was to work with Stenhouse, the defending race winner, to assist SHR get a victory from both Busch or Harvick.
“Two Stewart-Haas cars running second and third should have been able to pull this off,” Busch mentioned. “I’m happy that a Ford won. It wasn’t the right one.”
Harvick felt Busch made his transfer too early.
“The Fords are so fast, we had five or six lined up there, and Kurt went a lap before I was ready,” Harvick mentioned.