Joey Logano took his second win of 2016 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday after holding off Team Chevy’s Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.
Logano started from pole, but the win was far from an easy one for the 26-year old. A succession of restarts put him under seemingly constant pressure from both Larson and Elliott, with Elliott getting the best of the Ford driver on a Lap 117 restart and taking the lead – if only briefly.
Logano re-took the top spot for good on a Lap 154 restart before racing to his 15th career win. Elliott was second, while Larson rounded out the so-called podium in third. Logano’s Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski was fourth and was followed across the finish line by Chevy’s Kevin Harvick.
Several wrecks put big names out of contention on the fast 2-mile circuit Sunday. Martin Truex Jr. spun on Lap 46 before recovering to finish 12th, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sidelined early after wrecking with Chris Buescher and AJ Allmendinger. Kyle Busch also suffered an engine failure, forcing the defending Sprint Cup champ to retire early.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Iowa Speedway next for the American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen. Click here for full results from Michigan and here for a full schedule of next weekend’s NASCAR festivities.