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Published: Monday, 5/5/2008

Logano wins in ARCA debut


ROCKINGHAM N.C. - Joey Logano won in his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut, leading 257 of 312 laps and easily holding off NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader yesterday in the Carolina 5000 at Rockingham Speedway.

Logano, in the No. 25 Venturini Motorsports-prepared Joe Gibbs Racing Oil-Gresham & Associates Chevrolet, beat Schrader by 4.164 seconds in the 312-mile race.

"I have to thank the Joe Gibbs crew for pitting me," Logano said.

"They kept me out front. We're going to get a shot at Dover coming up, and hopefully we'll see Victory Lane there too."

With only five drivers left on the lead lap, Logano pitted for fresh tires 10 laps from the finish. Logano, who restarted fourth, was leading before the field completed a lap.

From there, the Middletown, Conn., driver easily pulled away.

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