Joey Logano wins third straight at Talladega “Watch”

Joey Logano wins third straight at Talladega - Watch

Joey Logano collected his third straight win to sweep all three races of the “Contender Round” of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in a wild controversial finish in Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Several drivers were miffed by what they perceived to be Kevin Harvick intentionally causing a race-ending caution, costing Dale Earnhardt Jr. a chance at victory. Earnhardt finished second.

With the conclusion of the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs, four drivers were eliminated from the Chase: Earnhardt, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin. Eight drivers are still eligible for the championship.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the CampingWorld.com 500, held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama:

1. Joey Logano
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Brad Keselowski
5. Carl Edwards
6. Paul Menard.
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
10. Kurt Busch

Here’s a look at the Chase standings entering the “Eliminator Round”:

1. Joey Logano — 4,000 points.
2. Carl Edwards — 4,000 points.
3. Jeff Gordon — 4,000 points.
4. Kurt Busch — 4,000 points.
5. Brad Keselowski — 4,000 points.
6. Martin Truex Jr. — 4,000 points.
7. Kevin Harvick — 4,000 points.
8. Kyle Busch — 4,000 points.
9. Denny Hamlin — 2,209 points.
10. Ryan Newman — 2,194 points.
11. Matt Kenseth — 2,191 points.
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. — 2,181 points.
13. Jimmie Johnson — 2,161 points.
14. Jamie McMurray — 2,159 points.
15. Paul Menard — 2,148 points.
16. Clint Bowyer — 2,123 points.