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NASCAR Kansas 2015 results: Joey Logano wins Hollywood Casino 400

A tussle between Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth during the final laps of Sunday’s NASCAR race, culminated with Logano spinning Kenseth out to win.

Joey Logano shoved his way by leader Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining, then went on to win the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Kenseth and Logano had been battling for several laps and on several occasions Kenseth prevented Logano from passing by blocking him. That exchange preceded Logano tagging Kenseth's left-rear bumper entering Turn 1, spinning Kenseth around.

"I pulled up in front of him and he just lifted my tires off the ground and wrecked me," Kenseth said. "It's hard to drive with the rear tires off the ground."

The victory was Logano's fifth of the season and second in a row, having also won last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway. By winning Charlotte, Logano clinched a spot in third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff.

Not surprisingly, Logano's account of what transpired differed from Kenseth's, calling the incident "good, hard racing."

"We raced each other real hard and I felt like I got pinched twice on the straightaways," Logano said. "He raced me hard. I raced him hard back. If I get raced like that, I'll race the same way. That's just the way I've been and I'll always be that way."

Kenseth's desperation stems from a poor finish at Charlotte that placed him in a virtual must-win at either Kansas or next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the third and final Round 2 race, to avoid Chase elimination. He led a race-high 153 laps Sunday before falling to finish 14th.

"We did everything as a team to win the race," Kenseth said. "Just couldn't get away enough to keep him from pulling that move on me there at the end.

"He cries on his radio a lot about blocking or moving around, but man, you're leading the race and you can pick whatever lane you want. It's not like he was alongside of me. To wreck somebody for being in a lane that you wanted to be in seems kind of risky and not very smart. That was a decision he made."

Following Kenseth's single-car spin, Logano pulled away from Denny Hamlin on the ensuing restart to secure the victory, his second consecutive in the fall Kansas race.

Jimmie Johnson finished third, with Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch completing the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Kurt Busch, Ryan Blaney, Carl Edwards, Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon.