Lagano Wins 1st Career Sprint Cup Race

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Joey Logano has won the rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The precocious 19-year-old rookie came back from a crash that put him a lap down and won for the first time in 20 Cup race starts.

Logano was among a group of drivers who moved to the front of the field after getting out of sequence on fuel stops. The youngster moved into the lead on lap 264 when Ryan Newman ran out of gas. The race was scheduled to go 301 laps.

The rain began falling three laps later and, after NASCAR put out a red flag to try to dry the track, the rain began falling harder and the race was called after 273 laps.


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