NASCAR Pocono Results 2012: Joey Logano Pulls Bump-And-Run To Beat Mark Martin

On a speedway with a fresh coat of asphalt, Joey Logano may just have gotten a fresh start.

After reclaiming the lead from veteran Mark Martin on Lap 157 of 160, Logano pulled away to win the Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, his first victory since a rain-shortened win at New Hampshire in 2009.

More important, the second triumph of Logano's career couldn't have come at a better time -- during a contract year in which doubters have considered the 22-year-old a prime candidate to lose his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing to a more established star.

Logano, who gave crew chief Jason Ratcliff his first Cup win, beat Martin to the finish line by .997 seconds, the first time in 31 Sprint Cup events a driver has won from the pole. Tony Stewart ran third, followed by Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.

Matt Kenseth ran seventh and took over the series lead by 10 points over second-place Dale Earnhardt Jr., who came home eighth after leading 36 laps, second only to Logano's 48.

When NASCAR called the sixth caution of the race after Kasey Kahne pounded the Turn 2 wall on Lap 37, Earnhardt -- short on fuel -- brought his Chevrolet to the pits for fuel, while Logano, Martin, Hamlin, Stewart and Kenseth remained on the track.

Earnhardt restarted 16th and worked his way back to eighth before Logano took the checkered flag.

Here are the NASCAR results from today's race at Pocono:

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Mark Martin
  3. Tony Stewart
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  9. Paul Menard
  10. Jamie McMurray
  11. Carl Edwards
  12. Ryan Newman
  13. Marcos Ambrose
  14. Kevin Harvick
  15. Jeff Burton
  16. Regan Smith
  17. Juan Pablo Montoya
  18. Brad Keselowski
  19. Jeff Gordon
  20. Martin Truex Jr.
  21. David Reutimann
  22. Bobby Labonte
  23. David Gilliland
  24. Greg Biffle
  25. Dave Blaney
  26. Travis Kvapil
  27. David Ragan
  28. Aric Almirola
  29. Kasey Kahne
  30. Kyle Busch
  31. AJ Allmendinger
  32. Tony Raines
  33. Stephen Leicht
  34. Michael McDowell
  35. Casey Mears
  36. JJ Yeley
  37. Joe Nemechek
  38. Mike Bliss
  39. Stacy Compton
  40. Scott Riggs
  41. Reed Sorenson
  42. Josh Wise
  43. Landon Cassill
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