NASCAR: Joey Logano holds off Kurt Busch to win at Talladega

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Joey Logano (Getty Pictures)

Joey Logano gained Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway for his first Cup Collection victory since final April.

Logano led 70 of the 188 laps and held off Kurt Busch on the ultimate lap for his nineteenth Cup victory. Chase Elliott completed third, Kevin Harvick was fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. fifth.

David Ragan, Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Ryan Newman and Daniel Suarez rounded out the highest 10.

“I’m so proud to get this staff again in Victory Lane – it’s been a yr!” Logano stated in Victory Lane. “It feels so good to be again in Victory Lane. There isn’t any feeling like this. It feels so good.

“It’s been a very long time coming. We’ve been getting constant.  We’ve been scoring factors, and we knew a win was simply across the nook. I don’t have to fear about the entire playoff factor anymore.”

As is the norm for restrictor plate tracks, wrecks have been pivotal within the end result. The most important pileup was on Lap one hundred sixty five and picked up 14 automobiles.

Jimmie Johnson set off the “Huge One” when he acquired unfastened in entrance of rookie Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron. Amongst these knocked out of the race within the wreck have been Byron, 5-time Talladega winner Brad Keselowski, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer and Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon. Johnson went on to end twelfth.

A six-automotive pileup on Lap seventy one ended the day for Kyle Larson, Erik Jones and Trevor Bayne.

Subsequent up within the Cup Collection is the AAA four hundred Drive for Autism on Might 6 at Dover Worldwide Speedway.