Thursday, September 29, 2022

Joey Logano Finishes Third in DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modifieds Event


(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The cream always rises to the top. For Joey Logano, who was making his DIRTcar Nationals debut in Friday night’s UMP Modified event at Volusia Speedway Park, a third-place finish was all in a night’s work.

Logano started 19th in the 15 lap feature race — the first of five features on the night — and after being damaged in a crash, came back to finish an impressive third.

While Logano, who was driving a dirt modified owned by Ryan Flores (a Team Penske crew member), finishing third was cool, the winner of the race also had a NASCAR connection.

David Reutimann, who won two NASCAR Cup Series races in his career, won this race from the 15th starting spot.

Reutimann made the race-winning pass on Taylor Cook as he was coming to the white flag.

Cook had started the race from the pole, but was unable to hold off the hard-charging Reutimann.

The UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia will continue on Saturday night. Perhaps Logano, the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion, can walk away with some hardware.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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