Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/18/14

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 02: Joey Logano, driver of the Sport Clips Toyota, stands on pit road prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 on October 2, 2010 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

It's been almost four years since Joey Logano had celebrated in Victory Lane. That previous lone win came in a rain-shortened race in New Hampshire.

Today, he earned his first complete race win with a victory in the Pocono 400. Logano looked like he would finish second to Mark Martin, but Martin got loose off of Turn 3 coming to the line with four laps to go, and Logano got Martin loose again in Turn 1 and passed him off the exit. The kid never looked back.

It was also the first time a pole winner has won a Sprint Cup race in 31 races. The best finish this season for a pole sitter coming into Pocono was Martin Truex Jr.'s sixth place finish at Texas.

Mark Martin earned his seventh second place finish at Pocono as he was just four laps shy of his first win at the 2.5-mile track. Martin took the lead from Logano on the restart with nine laps to go, but his slight mistake off Turn 3 ruined his chances of getting the No. 55 Aaron's Toyota to Victory Lane.

Tony Stewart used a great strategy to get to third place and hopes to turn his season back around after struggling of late.

Jimmie Johnson, meanwhile, overcame two pit road speeding penalties and finished fourth in his No. 48 Lowe's Chevy, while Logano's JGR teammate Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five in the 400-mile race.

Coming into the race, Matt Kenseth trailed his teammate Greg Biffle by one point for the points lead. Biffle had a bad day and finished 24th while Kenseth finished seventh. For the first time in over 10 weeks we have a new points leader as Kenseth now leads the points by 10 over second place Dale Earnhardt Jr., while Biffle lost two spots and is sitting in third going to Michigan 16 points back.

In the bottom half of the top 10, Brad Keselowski made all the guys on the wild card bubble happy by moving up to 10th in the standings with his two wins.

Logano and JGR ended Hendrick Motorsports' run of winning all the races since Darlington. Manufacturer Toyota claimed four of the top six finishing spots, as Michael Waltrip Racing and JGR each had two cars in the top six.

The new surface today played a big factor as not only did multiple drivers who slipped out of the second line in Turn 3 hit the wall, but the timing lines were switched in pit lane due to the repaving, causing a NASCAR record 15 different speeding penalties today with all coming in the first half of the race.

As far as accidents go, Landon Cassill brought out the first yellow with getting loose in Turn 3 on the first lap and getting into Martin Truex Jr. The second caution came when Reed Sorenson got loose in the same turn and brought out the races' second caution on Lap 13.

The race then went caution free until Lap 66 when A.J. Allmendinger hit the wall hard in the tunnel turn and ended his day. Just eight laps later, the fourth caution came out when David Ragan made contact with the wall and was way off pace getting back to pit road.

During that caution, Kyle Busch suffered an engine failure for the second straight week and ended up finishing 30th. That misfortune took him out of the top 10 and points and dropped him back to 12th.

We only saw three additional cautions in the second half of the race with two debris cautions, and one for Kasey Kahne when he hit the wall in the tunnel turn just as A.J. Allmendinger did, with 24 laps to go.

The series returns to action next Sunday at Michigan International Speedway at 1 P.M. for the Quicken Loans 400.

Race Results

1. 20 Joey Logano
2. 55 Mark Martin
3. 14 Tony Stewart
4. 48 Jimmie Johnson
5. 11 Denny Hamlin
6. 15 Clint Bowyer
7. 17 Matt Kenseth
8. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9. 27 Paul Menard
10. 1 Jamie McMurray

11. 99 Carl Edwards
12. 39 Ryan Newman
13. 9 Marcos Ambrose
14. 29 Kevin Harvick
15. 31 Jeff Burton
16. 78 Regan Smith
17. 42 Juan Pablo Montoya
18. 2 Brad Keselowski
19. 24 Jeff Gordon
20. 56 Martin Truex Jr.

21. 51 David Reutimann
22. 47 Bobby Labonte
23. 38 David Gilliland
24. 16 Greg Biffle
25. 10 Dave Blaney
26. 93 Travis Kvapil
27. 34 David Ragan
28. 43 Aric Almirola -2
29. 5 Kasey Kahne OUT
30. 18 Kyle Busch OUT

31. 22 A.J. Allmendinger OUT
32. 36 Tony Raines OUT
33. 33 Stephen Leicht OUT
34. 98 Michael McDowell OUT
35. 13 Casey Mears OUT
36. 49 J.J. Yeley OUT
37. 87 Joe Nemechek OUT
38. 19 Mike Bliss OUT
39. 74 Stacy Compton OUT
40. 23 Scott Riggs OUT

41. 32 Reed Sorenson OUT
42. 26 Josh Wise OUT
43. 83 Landon Cassill OUT

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Points Standings After 14 Races

1. 17 Matt Kenseth 523
2. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. -10
3. 16 Greg Biffle -16
4. 11 Denny Hamlin -19
5. 48 Jimmie Johnson -30
6. 29 Kevin Harvick -53
7. 56 Martin Truex Jr. -58
8. 14 Tony Stewart -75
9. 15 Clint Bowyer -80
10. 2 Brad Keselowski -97

11. 99 Carl Edwards -100
12. 18 Kyle Busch -103 (Wild Card #1)
13. 27 Paul Menard -124
14. 39 Ryan Newman -125 (Tie-Wild Card #2)
15. 20 Joey Logano -125 (Tie-Wild Card #2)
16. 5 Kasey Kahne -143
17. 9 Marcos Ambrose -171
18. 31 Jeff Burton -172
19. 1 Jamie McMurray -177
20. 43 Aric Almirola -178

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