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Joey Logano Leads All But 1 Lap in Dominant All-Star Victory

Joey Logano dominated from the pole position in the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race at North Wilkesboro Speedway on Sunday (May 19) night.

After battling hard against Bubba Wallace, Chris Buescher, Christopher Bell, and Denny Hamlin, Logano led 199 of the 200 laps — the most by one driver in any All-Star race — to claim the $1 million pot.

From the drop of the green flag, the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star race entertained with aggressive and physical racing. Contact on lap 1 between Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led to the No. 8 moving the No. 47 into the outside wall, and out of contention. Stenhouse would then park his Chevrolet in Busch’s pit box out of frustration.

“We passed [Busch], he left the middle open there,” Stenhouse told FOX Sports 1. “You know, short race, you’re trying to get all you can get. We passed him and I guess he was mad, so [I] parked my car in the pit box, I figured he would do something like that. So maybe Richard [Childress] will hold my watch after the race.”

Logano led all 100 laps before the mandatory caution.

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When the green flag was waived again, Logano would fight hard to hold off Bell and Hamlin, the latter forcing a three-wide pass attempt after Bell slid up and into Logano.

Logano would again pull away and leave everyone else behind.

Shortly after the contact between Bell and Logano, Busch would once again get the field’s attention with two bumps to Ty Gibbs. Gibbs held strong after one bump but lost it off the second.

Logano held the lead until the final scheduled caution on lap 150, where he stayed out. He fielded challenges from Hamlin and Larson in the closing laps, but he ultimately prevailed to score the dominant win.

After the race, Busch returned to his hauler to find Stenhouse waiting. After a brief conversation, Stenhouse connected with multiple punches, triggering a brawl on the No. 8 hauler’s ramp.

“Yeah, definitely built-up frustration with, you know, how he runs his mouth all the time, you know, about myself,” Stenhouse told FOX Sports 1. “I know he is frustrated because he doesn’t run near as good as he used to.”

Busch was unable to reached for comment by the network.

Next Sunday (May 26), the NASCAR Cup Series returns to points racing with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Coverage will be provided by FOX, PRN, and SiriusXM beginning at 6 p.m. E.T.

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Ty joined the Frontstretch team in February of 2024 as a Contributor covering Sunday news. He is an avid NASCAR and NHL fan. Outside of sports, Ty enjoys playing guitar and writing horror fiction. He has two books available on Amazon: A Perfect Sundae and Chartreuse: Crime & Horror Short Stories.

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Ed Rooney

zzzzzzzzzz ….oh a punch ….zzzzz

Echo

I drove from Idaho mineral hot springs into Montana huge national forests on a bright sunny day with snow capped mountain peaks in every direction and didn’t watch a lap.

Carl D.

Here’s what you missed…

DoninAjax

What you saw was worth seeing. You chose wisely!

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