DARLINGTON, SC – When William Byron pushed him against the wall in the final overnight, Joey Logano knew what he would do if he got the chance to lead again.
Logano beat Byron from the back end to the final to win the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday. Byron hit the wall three consecutive times and Logano continued his first win of the season and his first on the track “Too Tough To Tame.”
“There is talk of an angry driver,” said Logano, who broke the 40-mile unbeaten drought.
Logano, who started on the tree, had one of the strongest cars of the day and was in the front coming out of the pits before starting again with 25 minutes. But Byron, who started downhill, forced Logano into the wall and out the front.
“If anyone agrees to do this for you, the gloves will be gone,” Logano said.
Byron was not happy with the move, calling Logano “stupid” and “stupid” who has driven others undoubtedly throughout his career.
Darlington fans let Team Penske driver know what he was thinking, shooting the 2018 NASCAR champion after he got out of his car.
“I’ve been called a lot of things, worse than moron,” Logano said.
Byron, who has also signed an extension contract with Hendrick Motorsports, looks set to continue coaching his team at the end of the final. Instead, Logano broke the 40-day unrelenting drought.
Tyler Reddick was second only to Justin Haley, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Christopher Bell, Michael McDowell, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Austin Dillon and Daniel Suarez.
Byron dropped to 13. He also said the start was a short run and Byron didn’t have to hit the back of the bamper very close to the end.
“He hit me hard, knocked down the right side of the car and sent me to a corner,” Byron said. “He’s just stupid. He can’t win a race, so he says so.”
Logano led 108 times in 293 and reached Victory Lane for the first time since winning the ground in Bristol in 2021.
This was the first time that a new Next Gen car was taken on the old NASCAR route and the results were mixed. The competition was fierce, though some of the top competitors did not finish until the end.
NASCAR controller Kyle Larson had come out with an engine failure after 112 laps. Former players Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski had also come out well before the end.
HELPFUL CELEBRATIONS:: Larson was an avid gambler for his first win in Darlington. But the Cup-winning winner continued his chances on NASCAR’s oldest track. Larson, starting for the second time, led 30 times in the first 32 before coming out on lap 54 and falling at 29.
Larson entered the top 10 early in the second half before returning to the pits where his team emerged. He was unable to revive the car – “I have incredible power,” Larson told them – and rolled him into a garage.
It has been such an extension for Larson, who was second in his last three races in Darlington. While trying to tire here last month, Larson hit a wall twice very early in the morning.
It is the fourth time in 12 races this season Larson has not come out at the end.
“Why,” Larson said. “But the good thing is that we were very good runners.”
DANGEROUS PLACES: Kyle Busch’s day came to an end after he failed to avoid a run for Brad Keselowski after Roush Fenway’s runner set up a wall in front of Busch. Disappointed busch climbed his number. 18 The car hit the road and left it there, and got into his wagon.
The freight car had to be connected to the Joe Gibbs Racing machine and moved to the garage. Busch led 19 times in the first round of the race.
Last year, Busch was fined $ 50,000 by NASCAR while in the Southern 500 here he drove his damaged machine in the garage, dropping several cones and causing people on the road to disperse quickly.
Busch was asked why he quit when he did. “I can’t get around the corner,” he said.
HEAVEN: The series goes to Kansas Speedway, where Kyle Busch is the event’s defender. Kyle Larson won the October race in Kansas.