Posted by cevision on August 17, 2015
Joey Logano had himself a great weekend August 8-9 at Watkins Glen Raceway in New York, winning the NASCAR XFinity Series Race on Saturday, then following that up with a thrilling last-lap victory at the Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 on Sunday.
It was a wild finish to the Sprint Cup Series race, as Logano never led the race until literally the very end. Fellow Wiley X driver Kevin Harvick® was comfortably in the lead and trying to conserve fuel to make it to the end of the race. Logano knew this, and was pushing him as hard as he could throughout the final lap to make Harvick use more fuel than he wanted. The strategy worked, as Logano shot past Harvick at the last minute to take the checkered flag. Harvick coasted to the finish line on fumes, still taking third place. Fellow team Wiley X racer Matt Kenseth finished fourth behind Harvick, and Carl Edwards, also sponsored by Wiley X, finished in eighth place — giving Wiley X an impressive four racers in the Top 10.
Interestingly, this was the second consecutive week where a NASCAR race was won in this fashion. Last week at Pocono, Kyle Busch ran out of gas on the final lap and Matt Kenseth passed him for the win.