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Joey Logano Powers to Stage 1 Win in Saturday Cup Series Race at Pocono

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Aric Almirola dominated Stage 1 of Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway, but it was Joey Logano who snagged the lead on a late set of cautions and never relinquished in back as he took the Stage 1 win.

Almirola would finish the Stage in second, while last week’s race winner Ryan Blaney was third.

Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott capped off the top-five finishers in the Stage.

Kurt Busch, Matt DiBenedetto, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman and Erik Jones also scored Stage Points.

Quin Houff went spinning with nine laps left in the Stage and hit the wall. Houff would cut a tire on the way back to pit road damaging his No. 00 StarCom Racing Chevrolet even further.

Stage and Playoff Points Awarded in Stage 1:

Finish Driver Stage Points Playoff Points
1 Joey Logano 10 1
2 Aric Almirola 9 0
3 Ryan Blaney 8 0
4 Kyle Busch 7 0
5 Chase Elliott 6 0
6 Kurt Busch 5 0
7 Matt DiBenedetto 4 0
8 Brad Keselowski 3 0
9 Alex Bowman 2 0
10 Erik Jones 1 0

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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