Logano Wins First Race at 18

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Joey Logano won his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday night, becoming the youngest winner in Series history.

Logano started on the pole and led 76 of 200 laps. He traded the lead with Joe Gibbs teammate Kyle Busch, who led 85 laps total. When Busch attempted to reclaim the lead from Logano on Lap 164 (of 200), he lost control and hit the wall, leaving the race to Logano.

Logano finished 2.259 seconds over second place Scott Wimmer.

His win is just 21 days after his 18th birthday, which made him eligible to compete in NASCAR's top series. He has 16 races left on his schedule, including Kansas Speedway's Kansas Lottery 300 on September 27.

While Logano is questioned about his future in the Sprint Cup Series, he is focused on his present performance.

"If we go out there and win races, people are going to realize it, and that's when we move up," Logano said. "Right now I focus on one day at a time. When Joe and JD say I'm ready, that's when I'm going to go."

Brad Keselowski finished fourth in the race. This puts him in second place overall, behind local favorite Clint Bowyer.

Catch Logano and Keselowski this September 27 in the Kansas Lottery Kansas 300 at Kansas Speedway. On Sunday, September 28, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400 features the best drivers competing in the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. For tickets, call 866.460.RACE.

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