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

Posted March 07, 2019

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's the second week in a row Team Penske picked up a victory, after Keselowski won at Atlanta last week.

Kyle Busch finished third, unable to recover from a mid-race speeding penalty in the hometown driver's quest for the third three-race weekend sweep in NASCAR history.

Rounding out the top five were Brad Keselowski in second, Kyle Busch in third, Kevin Harvick in fourth and Kurt Busch in fifth. "It's not about the fastest auto".

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Penske also wasn't anxious when his two drivers were inches apart on that final lap: "We've really told them to take care of each other, and the last 10 laps, the best man wins". "Fortunately, that caution in the beginning of the second stage went our way and allowed us to put our first set of tires on with a fresh wheel".

"My best assessment is we are going to see a draft come into play with this new rules package, " Busch said.

"Even in the race right there I was either way too tight or way too loose I could never find a happy medium of it, but overall I feel like the Cup car's pretty good, so the M&M's chocolate bar Camry's got some speed to it as well and we ran a lot out there in traffic and in the pack and stuff so it's going to be an interesting race for tomorrow".

When the second green-flag cycle of stops completed late in the second stage, Logano was up front and Busch was off the lead lap after his speeding penalty. The two of them fought for the win, with Logano holding off his teammate in the final laps.

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Kevin Harvick is leading from the pole after the first stage of the NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas. "We worked for that one, that's for sure".

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.

"It played out where we got clean air and it completely changed the complexion of the vehicle. I think we might be top Chevy again".

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