Joey Logano dominated The Firekeepers casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, leading 163 laps and a collecting a stage win in the process. The win is Logano’s third of the year and gives him bonus points for the playoffs, but the victory wasn’t without its controversies.
In fact, Martin Truex Jr, who came up short and finished third during Monday evenings rain-delayed race, claimed that Joey Logano jumped the final restart of the restart. He also said he couldn’t believe that he got away with it and went on to get the victory.
Interestingly enough, even Jeff Gordon noted during the final restart that Joey Logano got a good jump on the field, which will only lead to more speculation on the matter. In all honesty, it does look like Logano might have jumped the restart a little bit, but he was ultimately never called by NASCAR for it.
“Man, this feels so good. Winning at Michigan means so much to Team Penske and Ford,” Logano said after The Firekeepers Casiano’s 400. “Being able to pull into this Victory Lane, see everybody, means so much. A day like that, you don’t get those days all the time. The best car, the best team. We executed perfectly all the way through.”
While things ultimately turned out great for Logano, it almost didn’t end up that way as Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr teamed together in the closing laps to take on Logano. Unfortunately for both drivers, Erik Jones brought out a final caution and halted the two’s effort.
at the end of the day, Kurt Busch would go on to claim second place, Martin Treux Jr would come home third, Daniel Saurez came home fourth and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five. Alex Bowman was the only Chevrolet driver, besides Kurt Busch to finish in the top ten.