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Logano 'A Little Too Late' To Catch Truex Jr

16 April 2019

Truex, who won the 2017 Cup Series championship while driving for the now-defunct Furniture Row Racing, took the lead for good with about 100 laps to go and went on to get his first victory for his new team - Joe Gibbs Racing.

Cindric had grabbed the lead on a restart with 25 laps to go, but Custer regained the lead five laps later and pulled away for his second victory of the season.

Truex expertly navigated lapped traffic and never let him pass to win for the first time in 81 starts in the Cup series on a short track.

"Definitely the first short-track win is pretty awesome, too", Truex said. "I hope it was a hell of a show. It sure was fun behind the wheel".

Coming back from the errors, Logano saw Truex and Clint Bowyer grow larger in his fron windshield.

Joe Gibbs said he can't explain his team's dominant start to the season, but he's going to enjoy it while it lasts.

"Really happy to get our first win with Gibbs".

As a result, NASCAR disqualified their qualifying speeds, sending them to the rear of the field, disallowed their pit stall selections and ejected one engineer from each team for the race.

The post-race process is part of a new, more timely approach to inspection for all three NASCAR national series. I slid up and I got tight and couldn't turn underneath him.

Contact with Daniel Hemric early in the second stage gave Larson a tire rub and when he got back up to speed after stopping under green, the rub continued and he hit the Turn 1 wall on just the 127th lap of the night.

No racing next week for the Easter break. Absolutely", he said. "You can go through the whole beginning stretch of the season - we've had a really good stretch to the beginning of this season and unfortunately we're coming up to one of my most favorite race tracks in the world, Talladega, in a couple weeks, that can certainly end that momentum at any particular moment and knock you down off your pedestal or whatever you want to call it. His average starting positions 12.7 but his average finish is 6.9.

Busch has been among the top ten in this season races.

Chase Elliott started the night 10th in points, but ran 15th and has just two top-10s this year.

Average Speed of Race Winner: 99.852 miles per hour. Truex came into the race winless, while two of his teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have won five of the first eight races. Rosenqvist was second fastest when he went off course into a tire barrier and the penalty for causing a caution was the loss of his two fastest qualifying laps.

He was running down Martin Truex the final laps and appeared to have a shot at victory.

Logano 'A Little Too Late' To Catch Truex Jr