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October 3, 2009 11:25 PM

Joey Logano goes back to victory lane

The Nationwide series driver made their way to Kansas for the Kansas Lottery 300.  Newcomer Parker Kligerman won the poll for this race.  He becomes the 10th Nationwide Series driver to win the poll on his first attempt.

 

"Great Penske Chevrolet dodge," said Parker Kligerman.   "Really happy with it in practice," said Joey Logano. He also stated that he did not qualify where he needed to be.

 

Brad Keselowski stated that the car was set up for this kind of weather.  Greg Biffle stated that he hopes this car runs as good as the primary car.

 

At the start of the race Patrick Kligerman led the first lap and then it was Patrick Sheltra spinning out his car to bring out he first caution of the day on lap 2.

 

This led to a long green flag run where Kyle Busch got the lad on lap 9. Green flag racing continued with Greg Biffle moving up the field really quickly and green flag pit stops started to occur around lap 54.   Patrick Kligerman had with the right front tire and went a lap down. At lap 57 John Wes Townley winds up blowing a tire bringing out the first caution.

 

After we went back to green Kyle Busch started to lead more laps.  He kept on leading more laps through the next three cautions that included one car hitting the wall and a lap 138 caution for debris.  The leaders pit and Brian Vickers going with two tires wins the race off pit road.  After a couple green flag laps Kyle Busch fully won the fight for first place.  At lap 147 it was Carl Edwards hitting Brian Vickers and spinning him out.

 

This caution brought in a few cars on the lead lap.  After the green flag dropped Kyle Busch won the race to first place.  Around 25 laps left in the race and Brad Keselowski started to reel Kyle in, but was still over 2 second back of the leaders.

 

With 18 laps left the lead went to junk as Michael Annett crashes.  This caution did not bring in many cars, but it did bring down Carl Edwards who was in sixth place at this time.

 

At the drop of the green flag Brad Keselowski had a bad restart the got him to loose a spot.  In the back with 11 laps left Brendan Gaughn and Brian Vickers get together.  Also having to spin out was Erik Darnell.  Carl Edwards was up to 12th place at time of the caution.

 

At the drop of the green flag Joey Logan and Kyle Busch had a big battle for first place.  Joey was able to get the lead and go on to win the race.  Carl Edwards was able to move back to seventh at the end of the race.  The win marks the fourth time this year that Joey has passed Kyle with under 10 laps left to win the race.  Joey is also back in victory lane around one week from his mega wreck at Dover.

 

Joey stated that he was not going to get Kyle on the bottom.  He stated it is a great feeling to get this car back into victory lane.

 

"We had a car that should have won the race," said Carl Edwards.

 

"We had a good car," said Brad Keselowski.

 

"Great day for us," said Greg Biffle.

 

"Just needed a little more speed," said Kevin Harvick.

 

Kyle was able to extend his points lead over Carl Edwards to 245 points.

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