Logano Conquers the Field as Ford Goes 1-2-3 at Watkins Glen
Despite being penalized for leaving the pit with a fuel can dragging from his car and being sent to the back of the field on Lap 20, Joey Logano recovered well enough to win Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen with relative ease.
Logano’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang was first across the finish line by a wide margin, topping a one-two-three for Ford. Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski finished second, and XFINITY Series points leader Chris Buescher finished third. Overall, Ford took four of the top 10 finishes.
Surprisingly, this marks Logano’s first road course victory in any of NASCAR’s major series.
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“As a driver you always want to have a road course win on your resume. I’ve yet to have one on the Cup side, but it’s nice to have one on the XFINITY side now. We’ve come close to winning this race a few times, but had never been able to make it happen,” Logano said.
“It just goes to show how Team Penske is and the depth they’ve got from within when they can throw together a second XFINITY car like that and make two cars as equal as those two were out there today, and the two fastest cars is something to be very proud of—led by Kevin Buskirk and a lot of the guys that have been on the road before and they come back out and were having fun,” he added.
Ford’s relatively tidy day was a stark contrast from the rest of the field, punctuated by a push-pull fracas between Regan Smith and Ty Dillon.
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