Logano ends three-year drought with Pocono win

5:57 PM, Jun 10, 2012   |    comments
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Long Pond, PA (Sports Network) - Joey Logano claimed his second win in NASCAR's premier series by taking Sunday's Pocono 400 on the newly repaved Pocono Raceway.

Logano, the pole sitter, led the way for the final restart with eight laps remaining, but Martin passed him in turn one to take the top position. Logano came storming back, as he chased down Martin and then bumped him out of the way to grab the lead for good with four laps to go.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver crossed the finish line one second ahead of Martin for his first victory in the Sprint Cup Series since June 2009 at New Hampshire, a race that was shortened due to rain. He became the first driver in 31 Sprint Cup Series races to start on the pole and drive to victory lane.

Tony Stewart finished third, while Jimmie Johnson bounced back from two speeding penalties and a one-lap deficit in the early going to place fourth. Denny Hamlin, who is Logano's teammate, completed the top-five.


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