Joey Logano wrecked leader Elliott Sadler five laps from the end, then broke free during a green-white-checkered finish at Darlington Raceway for his second straight Nationwide Series victory Friday night.
Logano was in third place after the fifth caution period tightened up the race at the end. Logano bumped Sadler at the restart, turning the lead car into the wall. Logano then shot past Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin during NASCAR’s version of overtime and held on for his third series victory of the season.
Logano said he’d used the bump-drafting tactic with Sadler earlier in the race and was trying to again help get the Nationwide regular out front. When Sadler’s car turned right into the wall, “my heart dropped,” Logano said.