Logano Makes Magic, History At Loudon

I typically do not post race reports here at Stock Car Spin. But this one is historical.

Strange things have a tendency of happening at New Hampshire. Which is why, when rookie Joey Logano blew a left rear tire and spun out with 100 laps to go during Sunday’s race at the Magic Mile, nobody should have counted him out.

It wasn’t like Logano was much of a threat to begin with. But the accident should have dashed all hopes of a decent run for the hometown boy. Instead, it proved to be a blessing in disguise.

When Logano spun, it put him a lap behind the leader. On a following caution, Logano got the Lucky Dog, and was able to pit, while nearly everyone else stayed on the track.

As the race went on, the cars in front of Logano were forced to pit, until Logano was finally cycled into the lead with 40 laps remaining. Moments later, the caution flag flew.

It was raining in Loudon.

NASCAR parked the cars on pit road with 28 laps remaining. And within minutes, the race was called. At 19 years, 1 month, and 4 days, Joey Logano became the youngest winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history, toppling the record previously owned by his teammate, Kyle Busch.

Logano also holds the record as the youngest winner in Nationwide Series history, at 18 years, 3 weeks.

Other notables about the race include the 8 car wreck in turn 1 on a restart on lap 156, which can be seen by clicking on the link below:

Busch, Junior trigger 8-car melee

Remember our lovable teammates from Team Red Bull? They finished back-to-back after separate crashes. Vickers was involved in the above wreck, and finished 35th, while Speed finished 36th.

And for the last two years, the good people at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have added an extra lap to the Summer race at Loudon. Both times, the race has been rain-shortened, and we have yet to see a 301 mile race at the Magic Mile.

 

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