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July 21, 2013

Joey Logano wins Nationwide stop at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. — When "The Captain" asked, Joey Logano answered.

Did he ever.

Logano held off Sam Hornish Jr. to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, leading a sweep of top two spots for Roger Penske after the owner asked him to drive the No. 22 car on a rare weekend off for the Sprint Cup series.

"Really big for us to get a 1-2 finish for Penske. That's awesome," Logano said. "To come out here, our goal is to win this thing. That's why I came out here on my off week, it was to come out here and win."

Penske, nicknamed "The Captain," approached Logano this month during the NASCAR stop at Daytona and asked if he would drive in the first of two Nationwide races at Chicagoland this season. Penske wanted a boost in the race for the owners' championship, and Logano sure delivered on the request.

"How do you say no to R. P.?" Logano said, grinning. "I'm glad I did it."

Logano, the lone Sprint Cup regular in the race, earned his second Nationwide win of the year and No. 20 for his career. He also won at Dover in June. Hornish held on for second and moved into the top spot in the series standings, seven points better than Regan Smith.

Austin Dillon led two times for a total of 24 laps and finished third to earn a $100,000 bonus. Dillon is third on the points list, but is still looking for his first victory of the year.

"We just keep inching on this first win," he said. "We're getting closer and closer. These top-threes, we'll take them all day, we just want to get that win here pretty soon."

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