Las Vegas NASCAR: Logano resists Keselowski in Penske one-two

Las Vegas NASCAR: Logano resists Keselowski in Penske one-two

Las Vegas NASCAR: Logano resists Keselowski in Penske one-two

Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski battled for the lead and eventual win in the closing laps of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Busch is the only driver ever to win Trucks, Xfinity, and Cup series races in the same weekend, doing it at Bristol in 2010 and 2017. It was the first win for the 28-year-old driver at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Harvick turned a lap in 29.914 seconds Friday in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, beating out Daytona 500 victor Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, hometown hero Kyle Busch, for the top spot in Sunday's race.

Keselowski, who won last week at Atlanta, was gaining on Logano over the final laps and nearly caught him thru turns 3 and 4 on the final lap but Logano blocked him to win by two vehicle lengths. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch would surely like to follow up his second-place finish at Daytona with a win here in Las Vegas.

The infraction earned a pass-through penalty, but Busch managed to stay on the lead lap through the end of the race's second stage.

The Busch brothers and Kevin Harvick were close behind. As a result, the yellow flag waved only twice for scheduled cautions that divided the race distance into its three stages. "I think we would have won the race if it wasn't for that", Busch said.

Texas Terry man!" said an excited Logano of tying Labonte, "I remember growing up and I had a Terry Labonte die cast. He had an unscheduled pit stop on Lap 14 for a loose wheel that sent him a lap down.

Busch will start third at the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday.

Busch, the '09 Cup victor at Las Vegas, ran well inside the top 10 early and was leading under green flag conditions when he incurred a speeding penalty entering pit road on Lap 129. We haven't had any penalties, and we will just keep chipping away at it. And we've never won it and that's the most important stat to have.

Kyle Busch celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. From there, he cruised to an easy Stage 1 victory. "Around the second stage, we didn't get any stage points today, but it positioned us well to make a run at the checkers, and we got fifth today". "As a team, we go out and play by the rules that are presented to us. Now we've got two top fives to year, but we know we've got some more work to do".

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