Joey Logano wins Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano wins Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen
NASCAR driver Joey Logano guides his No. 12 Ford into a turn during the Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Saturday at Watkins Glen International. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images)

Joey Logano won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, outdueling Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski.

Logano, who started from pole, overcame a stop-and-go penalty early in the caution-filled race and kept Keselowski at bay after a restart with four laps to go in the 82-lap race. It's the first road course win of his career and 25th in NASCAR's second-tier series.


The Penske duo led all but three laps in a race on the 2.45-mile layout that was delayed by seven cautions for 20 laps.

Series points leader Chris Buescher was third, followed by Boris Said and Ty Dillon.

Regan Smith, fourth in points, finished 20th after running in the top 10 early in the race. Smith rallied from early troubles but was doomed to a bad finish after being taken out by Dillon late in the race, and the two nearly came to blows after the race.

Chase Elliott, second in points, was seventh.

Allmendinger wins Sprint Cup pole

AJ Allmendinger has won the Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen International.

Allmendinger also won the pole on the road course at Sonoma in June. He turned a fast lap of 127.839 mph to edge Martin Truex Jr. for the top spot. It's his fourth pole in Sprint Cup.

Five-time Watkins Glen winner Tony Stewart qualified third. He was competing less than 24 hours after the family of a driver struck and killed by Stewart's car on an upstate New York dirt track a year ago filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NASCAR star.

Kevin Harvick was fourth, followed by Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon. Brad Keselowski and Justin Allgaier rounded out the top 12.

Road America returns to IndyCar schedule

IndyCar officials announced next year's schedule will include a race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Practice and qualifying on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course will be held June 24-25. The race is set for June 26.

Twenty-five races were held at Road America from 1982-2007, some with the now defunct Champ Car Series -- IndyCar's rival during the open-wheel split.

The schedule released Saturday shows next year's race will be the first since the two series merged in 2008.


Derrick Walker, IndyCar's outgoing president of competition, called the venue, built in 1955, a "classic road course" with challenging corners that takes advantage of the natural terrain.

The series had already announced it would hold street race in Boston next season.