Busch tops Logano in oT restart victory
JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Busch pounced on Joey Logano on a restart in overtime, then pulled away to win the Nationwide series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night.
It was the seventh Nationwide victory of the season for Busch, who also won the Nationwide race at Chicagoland in 2008.
Toyotas swept the top five spots as Logano finished second, followed by Brian Scott, David Reutimann and Jason Leffler.
Danica Patrick finished 24th, her first finish inside the top 30 in five Nationwide races this season. Patrick was two laps behind the leaders at the finish.
Busch dominated much of the race despite being penalized for speeding on pit road early on.
But Logano took the lead from Busch on a restart with 53 laps to go, and appeared to be cruising to victory when NASCAR officials issued a caution for debris with 15 laps left.
Logano and most of the leaders pitted, and Brad Keselowski led the field back to the restart.
Logano took the lead right away, but he had to defend it on another restart after Trevor Bayne hit the wall with four laps remaining.
That set up an overtime green-white-checker finish — one that would be held without Keselowski, who apparently ran out of gas just before the restart.
Keselowski, who came into Chicagoland with a firm grip on the series points lead, finished 21st.