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The Pit Stop


October 2, 2010 6:28 PM

Fireworks Late At Kansas

Joey Logano Kansas 2010.jpgJoey Logano in morning qualifying took the poll for the Kansas Lottery 300.

Kevin Harvick stated that he felt like our car was okay. "I think its pretty good," said Carl Edwards. "Feel like our NOS energy drink Camry is pretty good," said Kyle Busch.

The green flag drops and Joey Logano starts out leading laps. Kyle Busch gets hot and takes the lead of the race at lap 5. The next driver to get hot is Kevin Harvick takes the lead at lap 14. Kyle though at lap 22 uses some lapped traffic to pass Kevin for the race lead. As more green flag laps go down Brad Keselowski has to make an early pit stop for fresh tires on lap 43. The green flag pit stops start at 56 and Kyle Busch was able to keep the lead after they were over.

The caution though finally comes out on lap 67 as Carl Edwards spins out. This brought in the leaders and Kyle Busch with a great pit stop wins the race off pit road. This time we got a short green flag run and we got back to caution on lap 77 for debris.

After the green flag drops again Kyle Busch gets the lead of the race, but at lap 90 he winds up spinning out to bring out the third caution of the day. The leaders pit and some strategy occurs. Kevin Harvick comes out 13th while Kyle Busch comes out 16th though . After the green flag drops both Kevin and Kyle are like rockets and make a big move to the front. Martin Truex Jr. though is the car leading laps.

At lap 104 Trevor Bayne comes in to replace a tire that is going down. Three laps later and Kevin Harvick is back in the race lead. The caution though comes out on lap 116 as Morgan Shepherd has massive car problems. The leaders pit again and Michael Annett with a 0 tire strategy takes the win off pit road.

The 0 tire strategy does not work at all and Kevin Harvick quickly takes the lead of the race again. It was another short green flag run and at lap 127 Jason Leffler spins out. After we get another drop of the green flag Brad Keselowski gets the lead. At alp 160 Brad had a one second lead over the second place car.

With 26 laps left Justin Allgaier comes in for the final time for service. Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski come in two laps later. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. then started to lead some laps until he came down for service with 19 laps left. This left Mike Wallace in the lead with Parker Kligerman in second who are both on a fuel gamble.

Trevor Bayne ruins all that fun as he spins out with 12 laps left. Mike Wallace, Parker Kligerman and a few other cars come down pit road for fuel. Kyle Busch then took over the race lead. The green flag drops and Joey Logano on the low side takes the lead of the race, but with six laps left Aric Almirola gets loose and crashes out.

The green flag drops with a few laps left and Brad Keselowski pushes Joey into the lead of the race. At the final lap Parker Kligerman spins out. Then in the final corner Kyle Busch taps Joey, but does not get the lead. He winds up slowing up enough for Brad to pass him for second at the end as Joey wins the race.

"Pit stops were awesome," said Joey Logano. He also stated that is was a cool win.

Brad Keselowski stated it was a great finish at the end.

"Had a valiant effort," said Kyle Busch. "Way too tight on the last couple of restarts.

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