For only the third time at Texas Motor Speedway has the Sprint Cup race had to be moved to a Monday. But this year, the race was forced to move because of persistent rains on Sunday and the inability to get the track race ready. While the race was moved and a lot of fans were not able to still show up, there was still excitement for the race.
The race had to be started under green-yellow to allow for the track to heat up and make it race ready. There was also a competition caution to allow for teams to check their cars and make changes since they lost the track due to all the rain on Sunday. But for a lot of fans, the race ended early when Dale Earnhardt Jr had a hard wreck after getting into the wet grass early on in the race.
Once the race got going and everyone seemed to be minding their p’s and q’s, the race went off with only a few more cautions during the day. But it would be a late caution which would lead to the drama and an exciting finish which fans at Texas Motor Speedway have come to love and expect.
Kurt Busch hit the wall late in the race due to a tire blowout which would force the race into a green, white, checkered finish. Most of the leaders would take this opportunity to top off gas and maybe a quick tire change to ensure good traction for the sprint to the finish. It would be Jeff Gordon who would take right side tires only and jump out to the lead ahead of the pack.
But previous leader Joey Logano would not be denied as the green flag flew, he quickly got into position to be able to make a late pass. A pass which he would make on the last lap and be able to capture the win at Texas in the Duck Commander 500. Joey Logano seems to be a fan of this track because he is the only driver to have top five finishes here last year and now scored his fourth career victory at Texas.
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