One lap later Busch got loose entering turn one, drifting up the track and losing all the forward progress he had made since the restart. While Busch was trying to fight his way back through the field, Logano had built a comfortable lead over Brian Vickers.
Busch did everything he could to work his way through the field, but he simply ran out of time. Logano took the checkered flag ahead of Vickers by .576 of a second. Busch ended up fifth behind Logano, Vickers, Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne.
It was Logano’s first victory for Penske Racing since joining the team at the start of the 2013 season.
“I felt like this was our best shot to get him,” said Logano. “I’m pretty pumped up about this right now. It is great to finally get a win for Roger Penske. That is the coolest part of this. I’ve been fighting half the year trying to get a win and trying to get a win, so it feels great to finally get back in victory lane.”
Busch took all the blame for choosing four tires during the final pit stop, which effectively cost him the race.
“It was my fault. Just aggravated at myself. I made the wrong call there just figuring more would take four (tires),” said Busch, who led a race-high 72 laps. “This is a race track you can’t really pass at and a lot of guys saw Kasey (Kahne) take two and he stayed in second that whole run right behind me and was just as fast as me.”