Logano Outduels Penske Teammate To Win At Chicagoland
Joey Logano bested Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. late in Sunday's NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 to win at Chicagoland Speedway.
Logano, the sole Sprint Cup regular in the race, managed to snag the lead away from Hornish Jr. on the final restart with 15 to go and held on to claim his 20th career Nationwide victory.
Hornish Jr. stayed ahead of Austin Dillon to finish second, giving Penske Racing the top two spots. Dillon's third place finish earned him a $100,000 bonus thanks to Nationwide Insurance's Dash 4 Cash program. Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers rounded out the top five.
Regan Smith, who led the points entering Sunday's race, fought an ill-handling car throughout the race and would finish 13th, dropping him to second in points. He now trails Hornish Jr. by seven as the series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A few drivers took to Twitter after 300-miles to share their thoughts on the race:
Well that was brutal, but we already know what happened. Sorry to my fans and @JRMotorsports fans, we will do better for you next week— Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) July 21, 2013
Man.. We had a rocket today... Just got on splitter too much at end.. Totally my fault... Will make it up to my guys next week.. #Dash4Cash— Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) July 21, 2013
Had a strong day but just didn't have the luck at the end we needed to stay there!! P8 for the @BrandtRacing team... On to Indy!!— Justin Allgaier (@J_Allgaier) July 21, 2013
And even though it's an off-weekend for Sprint Cup drivers, they were glued to the TV:
This restart should be exciting. 15 to go at @ChicagolndSpdwy— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) July 21, 2013