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XFS: Logano wins Saturday in Vegas

(MRN) Joey Logano took his final lead fifty-five laps from the finish and kept the Number-12 Team Penske Ford in front the rest of the way Saturday in Las Vegas, successfully managing four restarts in the second half of the race to claim his twenty-eighth career victory. Logano’s winning margin was six-tenths of a second over runner-up Kyle Larson and Daniel Suarez grabbed third place as Cup Series drivers swept the top three spots. Justin Allgaier and Austin Dillon completed the top five. Logano started fourth and in total, led a race-high 106 laps to end Ford’s three-year X-finity Series dry spell in Vegas. Cole Custer was the highest-finishing rookie, in eleventh place.

Pole sitter Kyle Busch won the first stage, led forty-eight laps and finished seventh overall in the forty-car field.

There were just eight lead changes in Saturday’s race, but that’s still six more than last year when Busch claimed a dominating victory.

Top 10 Finishers in the Boyd Gaming 300

DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED

1. Joey Logano (4) 106

2. Kyle Larson (7) 33

3. Daniel Suarez (3) —

4. Justin Allgaier (13) —

5. Austin Dillon (5) —

6. Darrell Wallace Jr. (16) —

7. Kyle Busch (Pole) 48

8. Elliott Sadler (14) —

9. Ryan Reed (10) —

10. Brad Keselowski (2) 12

Unofficial Point Standings – After 3 Races

DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER

1. Elliott Sadler 99 —-

2. Ryan Reed 95 -4

3. William Byron (R) 90 -9

4. Daniel Hemric (R) 72 -27

5. Darrell Wallace Jr. 70 -29

6. Matt Tifft (R) 66 -33

Brennan Poole 66 -33

8. Brendan Gaughan 64 -35

Dakoda Armstrong 64 -35

10. Cole Custer (R) 62 -37

 

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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