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Logano wins NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown

January 30, 2010 | 11:42 pm

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown came down to a battle of teenagers as Joey Logano and Sergio Pena challenged each other in front of a sell-out crowd of 6,500 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

The 19-year-old Logano beat the unknown 16-year-old Pena by 0.0584 seconds and won his second Showdown race. Logano was making his third Showdown start and won the race in 2007. He actually crossed the finish line first in 2009, but only after crashing with Peyton Sellers on the last lap of that race. Both drivers were penalized for rough driving and Matt Kobyluck was awarded the win.

When Logano was announced as a two-time winner of the Showdown, he tried to correct the announcer by saying it was his third win.

Pena gave Logano all he could handle, but Logano had the advantage on restarts. Logano led for most of the final segment of the race, but said he was unsure of victory until the final turn.

"He was good. I knew from the start if he ever got by me, it was game over," Logano said. "I knew I had to be methodical with every move I made."

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for more on the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.

-- Tim Haddock