Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Motorsports

Logano wins at Texas, Cup Series goes seven-for-seven

See also

The rains finally gave way to racing at Texas Motor Speedway, as the rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 finally took the green and checkered flags on Monday. With the green-white-checkered finale, Joey Logano became the seventh different winner in the first seven races of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season, beating Jeff Gordon on the white flag lap for the fourth win of his career.

Logano started 10th on the field when the green flag finally flew on Monday and led three times for a race-high 108 laps. The G-W-C finale, brought out when Kurt Busch hit the wall, brought the front-runners in for tires, with Gordon and Brian Vickers electing to take just two as opposed to the four tires the rest of the front-runners took. Logano, on four fresh tires, took the lead from Gordon just after the white flag flew.

“I feel very fortunate to finish second,” said Gordon post-race. “Joey was the class of the field there the second half of the race. I knew it was going to be hard to hold those guys off.”

“When you got like 40 something laps after the last pit stop, you got a pretty sizable lead, really all you're thinking is, Where is the white flag? Where is the white flag?” said Logano. “Brad was able to catch us a little bit. Then you go into turn one, you see the 41 up against the wall. You're like, Please no caution, please no caution. Boom, it comes out. You got to be kidding me. You get so mad you barely can control yourself - at least for me. I had to make sure I stayed calm and tried to give Todd the information I needed to, then he had to make the right call.”

Kyle Busch came home third, followed by Vickers and Kyle Larson. Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard and Tony Stewart rounded out the top 10.

The Sprint Cup Series races at Darlington Speedway, the “Track Too Tough to Tame,” on Saturday night, April 12th. Keep up with the action at

Quotes in this piece provided by NASCAR.

Check out Paula’s Examiner columns on motorsports:

· Motorsports Travel


· Joe Gibbs Racing

· Kyle Busch Motorsports

· Buffalo Motorsports

Follow Paula on:

· Facebook – Paula Thompson Freelance and Motorsports

· Twitter - @paulat14

· Website –

· Flickr – Paula Thompson Freelance

Contact Paula at



  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Brees gets tested
    Saints Drew Brees says he has 10 years left in NFL, immediately gets drug tested
    NFL News
  • Bryan subdues burglar
    Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan holds down burglar with submission move
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court