Joey Logano Captures Win in Phoenix International Speedway

Can-Am 500
Can-Am 500

Joey Logano knows how to take advantage of a late race wreck to capture the Can-Am 500 in Phoenix to advance to the Championship 4 in the Chase for the 2016 Sprint Cup.

With this victory Logano in his No. 22 Ford will join Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and defending champion Kyle Busch as the final four drivers who will compete for the 2016 Sprint Cup Championship and earn this year’s title next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Meanwhile, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth were all eliminated from the Chase competition. In Phoenix Harvick finished 4th, Kurt Busch 5th, Hamlin 7th and Kenseth in 21th place.

Alex Bowman the pole winner who led the race for 194 laps was bumped by Kyle Busch on a restart and moved low on the track where Kenseth caught his right front tire and spun into the wall. Bowman continued to race, however, he finished in sixth place. Kenseth who led for 55 laps was not as fortunate and finished back in the pack.

The table is now set for the finale in Homestead. The top four qualifiers will compete at the Ford EcoBoost 400 next Sunday where the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion will be crowned.
Race fans can watch all the action starting live on Sunday November 20th at 2:30 pm eastern.

However, if you want to view full coverage of the big race for the 2016 Championship then start out with NASCAR America Sunday at 1:30 pm on NBC, at 2:00 pm NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green, NBC and the actual race on NBCSN or NASCAR Hot Pass.




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