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Nationwide - Talladega - Race results

Joey Logano took victory in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway by snatching the lead from Kyle Busch through the final corner.
Joey Logano waited until the very last corner of the Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway before making his move on longtime race leader Kyle Busch in the second green-white-chequered attempt of the day, following a red flag for a serious multi-car wreck.

It's Logano's 11th victory in 95 series races, and his second victory and fourth top ten finish in 2012. It's the first time he's won in four starts at Talladega.

Logano's win delivered Toyota's 200th victory in the three NASCAR national series, comprised of 42 in Sprint Cup, 67 in Nationwide and 91 in Camping World Truck.

Prior to race day, after all track time on Thursday was rained out, Nationwide qualifying had been cancelled and the starting grid set according to car owner points (with Blake Koch alone in not making it into the race as a result) in order to allow the Nationwide cars some practice running on Friday instead. The Busch brothers then ended up topping the timesheets on Friday with identical times of 50.388s (190.045mph) just under a tenth of a second faster than Sam Hornish Jr.

Race results

1. #18 Joey Logano Toyota 122 laps 2:25:18s (0pts)
2. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 122 laps + 0.034s (0pts)
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 122 laps + 0.125s (42/1 pts)
4. #88 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 122 laps + 0.140s (41/1 pts)
5. #5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 122 laps + 0.700s (0pts)
6. #1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 122 laps + 0.757s (0pts)
7. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 122 laps + 4.092s (0pts)
8. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 122 laps + 4.232s (36/0 pts)
9. #199 Kenny Wallace Toyota 122 laps + 5.050s (36/1 pts)
10. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 122 laps + 5.270s (35/1 pts)
11. #20 Ryan Truex Toyota 122 laps + 5.466s (34/1 pts)
12. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 122 laps + 5.520s (33/1 pts)
13. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 122 laps + 5.726s (32/1 pts)
14. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 122 laps + 6.073s (30/0 pts)
15. #124 John Wes Townley Toyota 122 laps + 7.297s (0pts)
16. #4 Danny Efland Chevrolet 122 laps + 7.461s (28/0 pts)
17. #3 Austin Dillon * Chevrolet 122 laps + 7.491s (28/1 pts)
18. #44 Mike Bliss Toyota 122 laps + 9.249s (27/1 pts)
19. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 122 laps + 41.507s (26/1 pts)
20. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 122 laps In Pit (0pts)
21. #41 Timmy Hill Ford 117 laps + 5 laps (0pts)
22. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 116 laps + 6 laps (0pts)
23. #43 Michael Annett Ford 116 laps + 6 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 116 laps + 6 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #15 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford 116 laps + 6 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 116 laps + 6 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 116 laps + 6 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 113 laps In Pit (17/1 pts)
29. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 113 laps + 9 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #39 Josh Richards Ford 85 laps In Pit (14/0 pts)
31. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 82 laps + 40 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #108 Tim Andrews Ford 64 laps In Pit (13/1 pts)
33. #38 Brad Sweet * Chevrolet 62 laps + 60 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #81 Jason Bowles * Toyota 32 laps In Pit (10/0 pts)
35. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 29 laps In Pit (9/0 pts)
36. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 29 laps In Pit (8/0 pts)
37. #70 Johanna Long * Chevrolet 18 laps In Pit (7/0 pts)
38. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 12 laps In Pit (6/0 pts)
39. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 9 laps In Pit (5/0 pts)
40. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 9 laps Out of Race (0pts)
41. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 8 laps In Pit (3/0 pts)
42. #47 Scott Speed Chevrolet 2 laps In Pit (0pts)
43. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 1 laps In Pit (1/0 pts)

Starting positions

1. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
2. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford
3. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
4. #18 Joey Logano Toyota
5. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet
6. #38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet
7. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet
8. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge
9. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge
10. #43 Michael Annett Ford
11. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet
12. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota
13. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet
14. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota
15. #44 Mike Bliss Toyota
16. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota
17. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet
18. #20 Ryan Truex Toyota
19. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet
20. #199 Kenny Wallace Toyota
21. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet
22. #11 Brian Scott Toyota
23. #4 Danny Efland Chevrolet
24. #70 Johanna Long* Chevrolet
25. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota
26. #124 John Wes Townley Toyota
27. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet
28. #41 Timmy Hill Ford
29. #14 Eric McClure Toyota
30. #108 Tim Andrews Ford
31. #1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet
32. #10 Jeff Green Toyota
33. #5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet
34. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet
35. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet
36. #39 Josh Richards Ford
37. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet
38. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet
39. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet
40. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet
41. #47 Scott Speed Chevrolet
42. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet
43. #15 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford

Did Not Qualify

44. #175 Blake Koch Chevrolet

Practice 1

1. #1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 50.388s (Leader) 190.045 mph
2. #54 Kyle Busch Toyota 50.388s (Leader) 190.045 mph
3. #12 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 50.479s (-0.091) 189.703 mph
4. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 50.525s (-0.137) 189.530 mph
5. #43 Michael Annett Ford 50.526s (-0.138) 189.526 mph
6. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 50.599s (-0.211) 189.253 mph
7. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 50.836s (-0.448) 188.370 mph
8. #199 Kenny Wallace Toyota 50.836s (-0.448) 188.370 mph
9. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 50.887s (-0.499) 188.182 mph
10. #3 Austin Dillon* Chevrolet 50.888s (-0.500) 188.178 mph
11. #5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 51.112s (-0.724) 187.353 mph
12. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 51.155s (-0.767) 187.196 mph
13. #18 Joey Logano Toyota 51.228s (-0.840) 186.929 mph
14. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 51.228s (-0.840) 186.929 mph
15. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 51.304s (-0.916) 186.652 mph
16. #20 Ryan Truex Toyota 51.307s (-0.919) 186.641 mph
17. #88 Cole Whitt* Chevrolet 51.410s (-1.022) 186.267 mph
18. #38 Brad Sweet* Chevrolet 51.449s (-1.061) 186.126 mph
19. #30 James Buescher Chevrolet 51.449s (-1.061) 186.126 mph
20. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 51.529s (-1.141) 185.837 mph
21. #44 Mike Bliss Toyota 51.530s (-1.142) 185.833 mph
22. #41 Timmy Hill Ford 52.252s (-1.864) 183.266 mph
23. #124 John Wes Townley Toyota 52.297s (-1.909) 183.108 mph
24. #50 T.J. Bell Chevrolet 52.906s (-2.518) 181.000 mph
25. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 52.906s (-2.518) 181.000 mph
26. #10 Jeff Green Toyota 53.053s (-2.665) 180.499 mph
27. #42 Josh Wise Chevrolet 53.311s (-2.923) 179.625 mph
28. #70 Johanna Long* Chevrolet 53.315s (-2.927) 179.612 mph
29. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Chevrolet 53.948s (-3.560) 177.504 mph
30. #39 Josh Richards Ford 54.170s (-3.782) 176.777 mph
31. #81 Jason Bowles* Toyota 54.181s (-3.793) 176.741 mph
32. #19 Tayler Malsam Toyota 54.412s (-4.024) 175.991 mph
33. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 54.413s (-4.025) 175.987 mph
34. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 54.479s (-4.091) 175.774 mph
35. #15 Jeffrey Earnhardt Ford 54.972s (-4.584) 174.198 mph
36. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 55.104s (-4.716) 173.781 mph
37. #108 Tim Andrews Ford 55.134s (-4.746) 173.686 mph
38. #40 Erik Darnell Chevrolet 55.258s (-4.870) 173.296 mph
39. #14 Eric McClure Toyota 55.465s (-5.077) 172.649 mph
40. #4 Danny Efland Chevrolet 56.075s (-5.687) 170.771 mph
41. #46 Chase Miller Chevrolet 56.092s (-5.704) 170.719 mph
42. #47 Scott Speed Chevrolet 64.787s (-14.399) 147.807 mph
43. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 66.775s (-16.387) 143.407 mph

Nationwide Series championship standings

1. (+1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 325pts
2. (-1) Elliott Sadler 320pts (-5pts)
3. (--) Austin Dillon* 290pts (-35pts)
4. (--) Sam Hornish Jr. 265pts (-60pts)
5. (+1) Cole Whitt* 248pts (-77pts)
6. (-1) Michael Annett 241pts (-84pts)
7. (--) Justin Allgaier 228pts (-97pts)
8. (--) Tayler Malsam 202pts (-123pts)
9. (+1) Mike Bliss 201pts (-124pts)
10. (+1) Joe Nemechek 189pts (-136pts)
11. (+1) Danica Patrick 187pts (-138pts)
12. (-3) Trevor Bayne 180pts (-145pts)
13. (--) Mike Wallace 165pts (-160pts)
14. (--) Jeremy Clements 153pts (-172pts)
15. (+1) Jason Bowles* 143pts (-182pts)
16. (-1) Brian Scott 142pts (-183pts)
17. (--) Eric McClure 142pts (-183pts)
18. (+3) Kenny Wallace 140pts (-185pts)
19. (+4) Erik Darnell 130pts (-195pts)
20. (--) T.J. Bell 122pts (-203pts)
21. (-2) Johanna Long* 118pts (-207pts)
22. (-4) Benny Gordon* 116pts (-209pts)
23. (-1) Blake Koch 104pts (-221pts)
24. (+3) Ryan Truex 93pts (-232pts)
25. (-1) Robert Richardson Jr. 91pts (-234pts)
26. (+6) Danny Efland 72pts (-253pts)
27. (-2) Joey Gase* 70pts (-255pts)
28. (-2) Tim Schendel 68pts (-257pts)
29. (+8) Timmy Hill 57pts (-268pts)
30. (-2) Casey Roderick* 56pts (-269pts)
31. (-1) Morgan Shepherd 56pts (-269pts)
32. (-3) Kyle Fowler 55pts (-270pts)
33. (+2) Brad Sweet* 49pts (-276pts)
34. (-3) Daryl Harr 45pts (-280pts)
35. (-1) Kevin Lepage 44pts (-281pts)
36. (-3) Jamie Dick 43pts (-282pts)
37. (-1) Ryan Blaney 37pts (-288pts)
38. (+6) Jeffrey Earnhardt 37pts (-288pts)
39. (-1) Steve Arpin 34pts (-291pts)
40. (-1) Steve Wallace 33pts (-292pts)
41. (-1) Chase Miller 28pts (-297pts)
42. (--) Travis Pastrana 22pts (-303pts)
43. (-2) Kelly Bires 22pts (-303pts)
44. (-1) David Green 22pts (-303pts)
45. (+8) Tim Andrews 21pts (-304pts)
46. (+3) Mike Harmon 18pts (-307pts)
47. (+3) Jeff Green 16pts (-309pts)
48. (-3) Tanner Berryhill 15pts (-310pts)
49. (--) Josh Richards 14pts (-311pts)
50. (-4) Derrike Cope 12pts (-313pts)
51. (-3) Matt Frahm 12pts (-313pts)
52. (-5) Brad Teague 12pts (-313pts)
53. (-1) Charles Lewandoski 10pts (-315pts)
54. (-3) Reed Sorenson 10pts (-315pts)
55. (-1) John Jackson 2pts (-323pts)

* Denotes Rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown



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