Joey Logano's first NASCAR Cup Series win of the season was a sweet one for the defending champion. Not only did he earn his first win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in spectacular fashion (he edged out his former teammate, Brad Keselowski, with a last-lap pass), but he also achieved what he later called a "full circle" moment.
After Logano's big win at the Ambetter Health 400, Fox Sports' Jamie Little caught up with the Team Penske driver for a post-race interview where he touched on just how special the moment was for him and his family.
"It's so special to win at Atlanta for me," Logano said. "So many memories of me and my dad racing right here on the quarter-mile. This is the full circle for us. So many memories grittin' over there in the (US) Legends car, and racing, and having a big time — and dreaming of going straight at the quarter-mile and going onto the big track. That was always the dream. And to finally win here means so much to me personally."
Logano's No. 22 Ford Mustang was clearly the fastest on the track. Putting up a last-lap time of 30.043 seconds at the 1.54-mile quad-oval track, Logano started on the pole position, won Stage 1, and nearly won Stage 2.
"This thing, this was an animal," Logano said of his Team Penske car. "It was very, very fast and was able to lead a ton of laps, and race really hard there at the end, get a good push from the 20 (Christopher Bell) to clear myself, and then enough of a push to get all the way to the end. So huge victory. Nice to get one early in the season."
Coming in behind Logano and Keselowski at the Atlanta Cup race was Christopher Bell, while Corey Lajoie finished fourth. Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five.
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