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Logano wins first career race at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Joey Logano became the youngest winner in
Nationwide Series history Saturday night, cruising to victory in
the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
The 18-year-old Logano, making his third series start, took the
lead from teammate Kyle Busch with 53 laps remaining and rolled on
after Busch spun out with 37 laps to go.
Logano, at 18 years, 21 days old, broke the age record of 18
years, 10 months, 26 days set by Casey Atwood in 1999.
It appeared Logano would have to duel Busch over the final laps
to earn the win.
Busch started at the back of the field after missing qualifying,
but wasted little time getting to the front. The Sprint Cup star
needed just 40 laps to take the lead and led 85 laps before getting
loose in the second turn. He finished 30th.
Series leader Clint Bowyer finished ninth after qualifying 25th.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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