Joey Logano Dominates Truck Series Race at Bristol Dirt
Joey Logano didn’t come to play games in Saturday’s Weather Guard Truck Race on Dirt.
Driving for ThorSport Racing, the 32-year-old made quick work of the field, leading 138 of 150 laps to record his second career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series victory.
It’s Logano’s second victory on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. He won the inaugural Food City Dirt Race in 2021 in the NASCAR
“It was pretty uneventful. We had a really fast
F-150,” Logano told the media after the race.
“You’re always kind of concerned going into the
race. It’s a team I’ve never driven with before
and there’s no practice and you hope the truck
drives close and you go out there and go for it. Last night, we were on the phone talking about how we get in the race if it rains out the heat races and is there an opportunity for something like that. Thank goodness it stayed dry enough to get the heat races in and eventually the whole race and be able to have a good showing.”
Logano won his qualifying heat after rolling off fifth to earn a fourth-place starting spot in the field. It took Logano just two laps to get to the point, pulling away from teammate Ty Majeski to win Stage 1.
Matt DiBenedetto stayed out after the stage and led 10 laps, but Logano quickly regained his advantage on Lap 52. He cruised to a Stage 2 victory and led every lap in the final stage for the convincing victory.
[The ThorSport] trucks were so fast and obviously we saw that again here today,” Logano said. “They just have a lot of speed and a lot of drive in it to be able to accelerate off the corners really, really well. Whatever that is, I can’t tell you, but they were fast.
“The outside lane was a big piece of it. I found a couple things inside the truck that was helping me as well, kind of being the control car helps a lot when you can kind of go when you need to go and there’s not much drive at all. It’s funny how Bristol you can throw dirt on it and it can act very similar to what it does with concrete. I don’t get it. Like, you think the track would be completely different, but the way the lanes work on restarts and even as it goes along it’s very similar surprisingly. I don’t know how that happens, but it’s been pretty consistent the last few years.”