Logano Keeps Martinsville Speedway Hot Streak Alive

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Joey Logano just about melted his tires with victory burnout.

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Joey Logano made a bold move pay off on a late restart Saturday afternoon to capture the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

Logano started third on a green-white-checkered restart and shot under leader Matt Crafton headed into the first turn. Logano came out of the second turn in first and was never challenged again in picking up his first Martinsville Speedway win.

“I just had a good restart. The tires hooked up well. I had a good jump and then I just drove it in there and hoped for the best,” Logano said of the final restart.

“I felt like I had a decent restart, but he came like he was shot out of a cannon,” said Crafton, who finished second. “I could have come down and tried to block him, but that would have probably wrecked me too.”

Rookie Erik Jones finished third followed by veteran Johnny Sauter. Another rookie, Tyler Reddick, wound up fifth.

Logano led 150 laps and Crafton 100 in a race that was extended to 258 laps because of the final caution.

Saturday’s victory continued a weekend roll for Logano at the historic half-mile. He starts on the pole in Sunday’s STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. He was also the polesitter for Saturday’s race.

Crafton took the series points lead with his second-place finish and leads Reddick by two.

Great tickets are available for Sunday’s STP 500. Ticket prices start at $50 and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX, online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com or at the Martinsville Speedway ticket office.

The ticket office opens at 7 a.m. Sunday. Fan gates open at 9 a.m.

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