The 2014 edition of the night race at Bristol had all the right ingredients—very quick, blink-and-you'll-miss-it action; spectacular wrecks; an emotional driver throwing something at another driver (within the rules); and a large, vocal crowd.
Joey Logano came away with the victory in what ended up being a forgettable contest that may best be remembered for the lack of controversy normally associated with the high-banked half-mile.
It was the 24-year-old’s third win of the season and his first since Richmond in April.
"This is like one of the three biggest races of the year, I feel like...it's the Bristol night race. And to have this in the record books with your name on it is really, really cool," Logano told a national television audience in Victory Lane.
Team Penske scored a one-two finish, as Logano found himself embattled against teammate Brad Keselowski in the closing laps, but Logano clearly had the better Ford Fusion and Keselowski had to settle for the runner-up position.
"As far as tonight is concerned, running second is certainly something to be proud of," said Keselowski in a post-race interview. "I’d love to have that one more position, but it just wasn’t there."
Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, but it was a tough night for a number of Chase drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Aric Almirola.
Let's take a look at the biggest winners and losers from Bristol.