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Logano on top of heap in Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joey Logano used an early pit stop and a dominant car Friday night to win at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time in the NASCAR Nationwide series.

Logano chased down Kevin Harvick, then held on over a series of late cautions in the Food City 250 for his sixth win of the season.

"I think I've led the most laps in this race about three or four times and we've never been here to Victory Lane," said Logano, who has six top-10 finishes in eight Bristol Nationwide starts

He led 119 laps but finished fourth in March. A year ago, he was second after leading 12 laps.

Defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse was second, followed by Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Elliott Sadler.

Danica Patrick, who struggled all day, rebounded to finish ninth. It's the third-best finish of her career and the fifth top-10 in Nationwide.

Stenhouse and Sadler, the top two in points coming in, had contact on the final restart, with three laps remaining. Stenhouse went to Sadler's car and apologized, but Sadler said the door has been opened for them to race each other hard over the stretch for the title. Sadler's lead shrunk from 22 to 19 points.

OBITUARY: Jerry Grant, who raced in 10 Indianapolis 500s and turned the first official series lap at 200 mph, died Aug. 12 in Orange, Calif., from liver failure and diabetes. He was 77. He set a record in 1972 when his Indy-style car topped 200 mph at Ontario Motor Speedway.

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