And that’s the race! Joey Logano won the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 11 after the race got rained out the day before. Congrats to Joey!
It’s Joey Logano’s lucky day! The rain wasn’t going to keep Joey, 25, from winning NASCAR’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11. Joey and Kevin Harvick battled it out, but it was Joey who came out on top in the end.
This is the Team Penske driver’s first career win at the Charlotte speedway. Joey made quite an impression at the North Carolina race, leading a race high of 227 laps. Unlike the day before, the race was run under sunny skies. He only beat Kevin by 0.704 seconds, according to ESPN.
This furthers Joey in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. This is Joey’s fourth win this season. He won the Daytona 500 back in Feb. 2015. Joey will go on to the third round of the Sprint Cup.
Kevin came in second at the race, followed by Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch. Carl Edwards, Austin Dillon, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski and Aric Almirola made the top 10. Unfortunately, fan favorites Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. encountered major hiccups during the race.
“What a great car,” Joey said after the race, according to USA Today. “This makes Talladega way easier. I know it’s on everyone mind’s when this round started. It certainly helps us sleep easier for the next couple of weeks… Our team kept our heads up stayed confident. This helps us recharge our batteries and get ready for the next round.”
Joey will race the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18 and then the CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 25. We can’t wait to see how those races play out!
Congrats to Joey! HollywoodLifers, send your well wishes to Joey now!
— Avery Thompson