Busch tops Logano in oT restart vic­tory

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

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.

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