LOUDON, NH (WFXG) - There was a lot of yellow flying around at New Hampshire Motorspeedway Sunday afternoon including the color on the winning car.
Joey Logano joined his teammate Brad Keselowski as the first two drivers to secure their place in the second round of the Chase with a victory in the Sylvania 300.
"Our goal coming into the race is to get to the next round," said an excited Logano after the event. "We have to get to the next round to win the championship. That's our ultimate goal, to win the championship."
The rookie Kyle Larson once again finished in the runner up position and can't help think what might have been if he had found some way to get into the Chase.
"I know is we'd be in the next round with the two finishes we had," commented Larson on his performance. "It's a little bit disappointing seeing how well we've been running and not being in the Chase. Really proud about how we've been running."
As well as Larson has been running, there were several Chase contenders that didn't fare so well in the day as the yellow flew 15 times for accidents with 4 of them involving Chase drivers.
Logano, however, stayed out of trouble and won on his home track which meant a lot to the young driver.
"To me this is almost like Daytona," continued the race winner. "It's such a special place for me. I watched my first Cup race here when I was five, I started my first one, I won my first one. After the week I had in Connecticut, doing some really good fundraiser's and stuff, to top it off with a victory is really neat."
Despite his success, Logano is keeping his eye on the big picture which is that Sprint Cup Championship to be gather after Homestead in round 4 of the Chase.
"Knowing that we're in the next round is nice, but we want to go out there and win," explained Logano on his approach to next week's race. "We want to keep that momentum going. You never know what's going to happen later on in this Chase."
He might be young but Logano has certainly learned how to win Cup races. He might also be learning how to become a Champion as well.