Logano Enters History with 3 Kentucky Wins

By winning the Meijer 300 Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Joey Logano became the first driver in the series’ history to win three races in a row at a single track after starting from pole. Logano, who led five times during the race, had to fend off Carl Edwards’s push for the win during the final green-flag run.

"I would never have thought 2-for-2," Logano said according to NASCAR. "3-for-3, poles and wins, it's impressive. I'm pretty stoked about that right now."

"I guess hard work pays off. I used to come here about once every three weeks when we went testing Cup Series cars all the time. I had a million laps around this place. I said, 'Man, if I ever get to race here, I'm going to be pretty good.' One day I got to race here. It’s worked out pretty good for me so far."

The win did not come however without challenge. While leading five times, Logano also lost the front row spot four times, first when he had 44 laps to go. No less that six cautions happened during the final 66 laps.

Logano’s win was anything but a given fact at one point. Despite this, crew chief Kevin Kidd didn’t lose confidence the win will be theirs.

"I told him we were going to win the race. I had no doubt in my mind," Kidd said. "This guy, he knows how to get around this place. When you come into that situation as a crew chief, knowing that as long as we do our job the way we should every week, we're going to have a shot at it. That's not really pressure. That's knowing that, 'Hey, if you take care of business, you're going to be in good shape.'"

Nationwide points leader Brad Keselowski finished the race third, behind Edwards, followed by Brendan Gaughan and Reed Sorenson. Steve Wallace, Scott Wimmer, Justin Allgaier, Scott Riggs and Colin Braun rounded out the top 10.
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