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NNS: Logano Dominates Dover Again

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Jimmie Johnson, a Sprint Cup winner seven times at Dover International Speedway, has a competitor in the realm of Dover domination.

It’s Joey Logano.

Logano has been the king of Nationwide Series racing at the Monster Mile this year. He rolled to a relatively easy victory in the OneMain Financial 200 Saturday to go two-for-two in Nationwide races at Dover this year.

Logano led 186 of 200 laps Saturday. In winning the June 2 Nationwide race at the track, he led 154 of 200.

“This is the second time we came here this year with a dominant race car and led a ton of laps,” Logano said.

His only real challenge came in passing lapped traffic. “It’s tough with lapped traffic, for sure,” he said. “Timing is everything. It’s all about looking about three laps in advance.”

Following in the top five were Paul Menard, Michael Annett (who matched his career-best finish), Elliott Sadler and Kyle Busch.

In the second five were Cole Whitt, Brian Scott, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Austin Dillon.

Sadler increased his series point lead to nine over the second-place Stenhouse. Dillon is third, now 25 points behind.

The field was bunched for a restart with 20 laps to go after Tim Andrews’ smoking car caused the third caution of the day. Logano was in front at that point and wasn’t seriously challenged the rest of the way.

Justin Allgaier, one of Logano’s top challengers and a possible victory threat, saw his day ruined with 55 laps remaining when he pulled into the garage area with a broken track-bar mount. He was running second to Logano at the time.

Allgaier returned to the track after extensive repairs.

The victory is Logano’s seventh of the season and the 16th of his Nationwide career.

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the pole in only his fourth Nationwide start and finished 12th.

Mike Hembree is NASCAR Editor for SPEED.com and has been covering motorsports for 30 years. He is a six-time winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Writer of the Year Award.

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