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Logano wins; Ryan Blaney 14th in Nationwide



Published: Sat, October 13, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C.

It’s hard to bet against Joey Logano these days when it comes to the Nationwide Series.

Logano raced to his eighth Nationwide Series victory of the year Friday night, passing Brad Keselowski with eight laps to go after taking on two tires and a splash of gas.

Logano led 62 laps en route to his 17th career victory and first at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has made 18 series starts this season.

Keselowski gambled by making a quick pit stop with nine laps left, but his pit crew didn’t get enough fuel in his tank and he couldn’t challenge for the lead. He finished 18th.

Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Nationwide Series point leader Elliott Sadler. Kyle Busch finished fourth and Denny Hamlin fifth in a competitive race that included 11 Sprint Cup regulars.

Austin Dillon, who entered the race third in the standings 25 points behind Sadler, finished sixth and is now 29 points behind. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brian Scott, James Buescher and Michael Annett rounded out the top 10.

Ryan Blaney, the 18-year-old son of Sprint Cup driver and Hartford native Dave Blaney, finished 14th.


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