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  • Joey Logano wins at Charlotte

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles1 day ago

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    Joey Logano is heading to the third round of the Chase thanks to his win in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Charlotte.

    Logano dominated the race, leading a race-high 227 laps. Last week's winner Kevin Harvick finished second.

    The turning point of the race might have been – emphasize might, because who the hell knows. We'll explain why in a moment – when Harvick had to briefly slow leaving pit road after his final stop because of teammate Danica Patrick. When he got back to full speed, Harvick was behind Logano. He never got close enough for the chance to pass.

    And here's where the explanation begins. Why was the pit road thing possibly such a big deal? Because passing was absolutely nonexistent at Charlotte on Sunday. The track was the site of the first real complaints about NASCAR's 2015 rules package in May, and we saw again on Sunday why those complaints started.

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