Joe Gibbs Racing once again flexed their muscles at Fontana. Word has it they are thinking of changing the name of the trophy to the JGR Trophy. It seems that JGR owns this track, not that the previous seven wins in a row wasn’t a valid enough reason, but eight in a row just makes it that much sweeter.
Not only did Joey Logano dominate, the Sprint Cup regulars finally got their first win in the Nationwide Series this season. Logano led 92 of the 150 laps. Logano won at the Auto Club Speedway by 1.066.
“It’s important to keep the streak going,” said Logano, who survived a wild restart with 12 laps left and pulled away for the win. “You don’t want to be the guy who didn’t win it and broke the streak. Obviously, it makes me work extra hard — not that we don’t work hard any other weekend; we try to win every one of them — but to keep a streak going like that is important for our whole company.”
Brad Keselowski had another great weekend in the Nationwide Series. Keselowski led some laps and finished third. Keselowski has become one of the most feared drivers, not only in the Nationwide Series, but in the Sprint Cup as well.
“For me, this is one of the best Nationwide races of the year,” Keselowski said. “You see a lot of really good action here, the way the track has worn in over time. And the way the cars are with really low power, they can seemingly draft very well and do some really cool maneuvers.
“Like I said, I think this is one of the best Nationwide races of the year — every year, not just this year — at least from my view.”
After debris punctured the radiator of her No. 7 Chevrolet, Danica Patrick retired with an engine failure and finished 35th.
ACS Top 5
1. Joey Logano
2. Ricky Stenhouse
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Brian Scott
5. Austin Dillon
Nationwide Series Points Stadings – Top 5
1. Elliott Sadler
2. Ricky Stenhouse
3. Austin Dillon
4. Trevor Bayne
5. Sam Hornish