Logano Powers To Fourth Consecutive Nationwide Victory At Dover
Joey Logano did something Saturday that no driver has done before.
By Branden Williams
Joey Logano celebrates after winning NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover.
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Joey Logano continued to make his mark on Dover International Speedway Saturday, leading 106 of 200 laps en route to a fourth consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at the demanding one-mile track.
Logano managed to lead the first 18 laps before surrendering the top spot to Kyle Busch, but would use strategy to retake the lead on Lap 142 and ultimately cruise to victory by a margin of 14.590 Seconds over second-place Kyle Larson.
The win puts Logano in a league of his own at Dover, as he is the first driver in any of NASCAR's top three series to win four straight races at the track.
"It's just really cool to get four in a row here at Dover," Logano said. "That's pretty awesome. It's been my favorite race track ever since I started here.
"Yes, even when I barrel-rolled down the back straightaway," he said in reference to his 2009 wreck. "It's still my favorite place, and I think we showed it today."
Kevin Harvick finished third with the Joe Gibbs Racing duo of Brian Vickers and Elliott Sadler in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. didn't fare so well in Saturday's race. A pit road speeding penalty during green flag stops dropped him two laps down and would results in a 17-place finish.
Austin Dillon, who finished sixth, now trails Hornish Jr. by just four points with five races remaining in the season.