NASCAR at Richmond 2014: Live Results and Analysis from Toyota Owners 400

Michael Guadalupe@The_GuadaFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2014

Apr 26, 2014; Richmond, VA, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano (22) passes NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon (24) for the lead during the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

After a battle all the way to the end, Joey Logano outlasted the field and won at Richmond International Speedway. 

But some of his spotlight will be stolen by an ugly incident that occurred after the race. Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears got into an altercation and the Australian threw a hard punch that connected with his peer's face. 

The race at Richmond started with a caution on Lap 1 as Clint Bowyer got into the back of Kyle Larson and spun the rookie out of first place.

Brad Keselowski took the lead when the race started again, while Kyle Larson ended up in the back of the pack.

Throughout the race Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon were extremely dominate, all leading the race at different points.

And while Kyle Larson never got revenge on Clint Bowyer for the first Lap spin out, Bowyer found himself in the garage after his tire caught fire and caused part of his front bumper to melt.

Tires were still a problem at Richmond. Drivers and crew chiefs went into the race with tires being a main concern, but some drivers still saw their tires catch fire and tires fall apart as they tried to stretch them over 50 laps.

With less than 100 laps to go, Logano and Keselowski emerged as the two drivers to beat.

Logano took the lead and set a new record for the most laps led in his career in Sprint Cup season, and the most laps he's led yet at Richmond.

But as the race continued to come to an end, Jeff Gordon took the lead once again.

Until Matt Kenseth came alive with 50 laps to go.

The final pit stops occurred with only 32 laps to go as the seventh caution came out for Jimmie Johnson who continues to have bad luck as his right front tire went down.

Kenseth came out of the pits first and took the lead, but Denny Hamlin spun out and caused a wreck, bringing out another caution. Kenseth yet again maintained his lead, but another caution came out and took away his lead.

With 10 laps to go Matt Kenseth managed to get out in front again, but he had Jeff Gordon right behind him.

Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano would also catch up to the leader, and as the four drivers battled for the lead it made for the best finish of the year. Gordon, Keselowski and Kenseth all bumped into each other as Joey Logano passed all of them for the lead.

He held the lead for the final laps and won his second race of the season.

Logano continues to improve as a driver, and has emerged as a serious contender for the championship this season.

Winner at Richmond: Joey Logano