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Logano still on roll in Nationwide

CONCORD, N.C. — It's hard to bet against Joey Logano these days in the Nationwide series.

Logano raced to his eighth win of the year Friday, passing Brad Keselowski with eight laps to go in the Dollar General 300 after taking on two tires and a splash of gas.

Logano led 62 laps en route to his 17th career victory in NASCAR's second-tier series and first at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Sprint Cup regular has made 18 Nationwide starts this season.

"I just had to adjust my style a little bit and get this little (No.) 20 car rocking and get these guys in Victory Lane one more time," Logano said.

Keselowski gambled by making a quick pit stop with nine laps left, but his crew didn't get enough fuel in his tank and he couldn't challenge. He was 18th.

Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by series point leader Elliott Sadler. Danica Patrick finished 11th in one of her best efforts of the season.

FORMULA ONE: Sebastian Vettel led practice for the Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam; qualifying was overnight. … Speed Channel will not air races after this season, ending a 17-year partnership. No deal has been announced but reportedly the series was negotiating with NBC Sports Group for U.S. broadcast rights.

CONTEST: A NASCAR contest offers a round-trip ticket to Las Vegas for the after-season event "After the Lap." Entry is $20 to benefit the NASCAR Foundation, which supports children's charities; see nascarafterthelap.com for details.

Logano still on roll in Nationwide 10/13/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:12am]
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