Joey Logano Passes Kevin Harvick on Final Lap to Win at Watkins Glen
Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen came down to fuel mileage just like the race at Pocono the week before. And once again the leader ran out of gas. This time it was Kevin Harvick who led a race-high 29 laps, but his engine quit in the final turn. And as he began to coast down the final straightaway Joey Logano, then Kyle Busch were able to pass him forcing Harvick into a third place finish.
The win for Logano completed a week-end sweep after winning the Xfinity race the day before. It's also the first time he's ever won on a road course.
Kyle Busch's second-place finish finally moves him into the Top-30 in points and means he'll qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as long as he remains in the Top-30.
Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch completed the Top-5.
Pole sitter and last year's winner A J Almendinger led 21 laps before engine problems put him out of the race. He finished 24th.
Four races are left before the Chase begins. Next week the series returns to Michigan Speedway.