Logano Bumps His Way to Final Four
Short track racing at Martinsville always provides excitement and the finish of Sunday's race was one of the best of the season. Joey Logano punched his ticket to the Monster Energy NASCAR Championship Final Four by winning the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway while at the same time leaving Martin Truex, Jr. fuming.
After the race Truex vowed that Logano wouldn't win the championship; "I'm not letting him - I'll win the championship." Truex was angry that Logano bumped him out of the way in the final turn and crossed the finish line just ahead of Denny Hamlin and dropping Truex to third.
Logano and Truex raced side by side for six laps and Truex played it clean. He could have shoved Logano out of the way anytime during those closing laps but after Truex finally took the lead, Logano didn't extend the same courtesy. Logano said all he was thinking about was Miami and the championship. Truex promised "what goes around comes around."
Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski completed the Top 5.
Three races left in the season. Next week it's on to Texas Motor Speedway.