NASCAR at Phoenix 2020 Results: Joey Logano Holds Off Kevin Harvick for OT Win

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IMarch 8, 2020

AVONDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 08: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Joey Logano prevailed in overtime at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday afternoon.

The No. 22 car led for 60 laps and held off Kevin Harvick down the stretch in overtime. It was a sour case of deja vu for Harvick, who had also finished in second place behind Chase Elliott for the pole during Saturday's qualifying.

Harvick can feel good about being the only driver with a top-10 finish in every Cup Series race through the season's first four races, though.

The caution flag waved with three laps to go thanks to John Hunter Nemechek and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., pushing the race into overtime. NASCAR's overtime consists of a two-lap shootout.

Logano also earned the checkered flag at the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas—his second straight year winning that event—on Feb. 23. The Team Penske driver entered the FanShield 500 ranked second behind Ryan Blaney in 2020 Cup Series points.

Logano has already matched his win total from all of last year.

     

FanShield 500 Top 10 Finishers

1. Joey Logano

2. Kevin Harvick

3. Kyle Busch

4. Kyle Larson

5. Clint Bowyer

6. Kurt Busch

7. Chase Elliott

8. Aric Almirola

9. Cole Custer

10. William Byron

Full FanShield 500 results and Cup Series leaderboard available at NASCAR.com.

     

Elliott led for a race-high 93 laps. The Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 car finished in seventh place to follow up his fourth-place result at the Auto Club 400 last weekend.

There will be several drivers leaving Phoenix much more disappointed than the 24-year-old.

Blaney's day ended during the 64th lap when his Team Penske No. 12 car collided with Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski:

Harvick won Stage 1—his first-ever stage win at Phoenix—while Keselowski rebounded from the crash to capture Stage 2:

Keselowski, who led for 82 laps, was far from pleased to only claim a stage victory:

Rookie Tyler Reddick started the race in 29th but finished Stage 2 in fourth place. The 24-year-old was at one point in second place and primed to challenge for the checkered flag until he crashed into the wall to end his run with 47 laps to go in regulation:

Reddick blamed his 33rd-place finish on a "rookie mistake" during the broadcast, but Martin Truex Jr., who had to start from the rear because of an engine change, blamed his race-ending wreck on Aric Almirola:

There was reason for everybody to feel good, however, as Ryan Newman was present at the track. Newman suffered head injuries during a violent crash in the Daytona 500's final lap and was subsequently hospitalized. Ross Chastain has taken over Newman's Roush Fenway Racing No. 6 car, and Newman was a member of Chastain's in-race crew:

Chastain placed 23rd, but as he said prior to the race, his main concern is getting Newman back in the No. 6:

Chastain's result is more along the lines of how country music star Blake Shelton jokingly predicted Clint Bowyer, who placed fifth, would fare:

All told, nobody will arrive at Atlanta Motor Speedway for next Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 feeling better than Logano.

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