Joey Logano posts third consecutive win at Dover

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DOVER, Del. — Joey Logano raced to his third consecutive Dover victory in the Nationwide Series, leading the final 34 laps Saturday.

Driver Joey Logano holds up the trophy as he celebrates winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race in Victory Lane.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Driver Joey Logano holds up the trophy as he celebrates winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race in Victory Lane.


Unlike the last two, Logano won for Penske Racing. His previous two Dover victories came with Joe Gibbs Racing. This time, Logano held off JGR drivers Brian Vickers, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch for the checkered flag.

“This is definitely fun to come to Dover and finally beat those Gibbs cars,” Logano said.

Busch, who won the Truck Series race Friday, dominated most of the race and led 72 of the 200 laps. But he was 10th off the final restart, couldn’t drive his way to the front of the field and was fifth

Vickers was second, Kenseth third, and Trevor Bayne fourth.

Logano raced to his first Nationwide victory of the season after winning nine times last year.

“It is amazing to finally win for the captain, Roger Penske,” Logano said. “It feels good to get back in Victory Lane.”

Logano won for the 19th time in 114 career Nationwide starts.

Busch was trying to sweep the NASCAR tripleheader at Dover but fell short in trying win all three for the first time since 2010.

With the race under caution, Busch took four tires while Logano went with two on the final pit stop. Logano led the field to green and pulled away.

“It’s my fault. I’m aggravated with myself,” Busch said. “I made the wrong call there. I just figured more would take four.”

INDYCAR SERIES: In Detroit, Mike Conway won the first of two races at the Detroit Grand Prix, showing he’s well suited for road racing after deciding he’s uncomfortable on ovals.

The English driver finished nearly 13 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay on Saturday to easily win the 70-lap race on the 2.36-mile Belle Isle street course.

Conway’s Dale Coyne Racing teammate, Justin Wilson, was third, Scott Dixon was fourth and Helio Castroneves fifth.

IndyCar is running a second, full-length race in the same weekend for the first time today when Conway will start up front for the first time in his career.

Dale Coyne Racing picked Conway to drive this weekend. In Conway’s only other race this year, he qualified fifth and finished 25th at Long Beach for Bobby Rahal.

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