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
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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