LOUDON, N.H. - Team Penske NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver Joey Logano's No. 22 crew chief Todd Gordon's Lap 247 four-tire pit stop gamble returned a green-white-checkered New Hampshire Motor Speedway victory dividend after 15 caution periods.

Logano pulled away to second NHMS series victories at his home track off a Lap 301 restart and closed out a wild afternoon leading 43 of 303 laps including the closing 42.

"I thought we gave it away there (sacrificing track position for a longer final pit stop), but four tires were good and we had some good restarts to get ourselves back up there," Logano said. "Coolest place to win for me. I couldn't pick a better racetrack to win. I watched my first Cup race here when I was five."

Logano's victory helps him avoid Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup elimination by securing him a coveted spot in the 12-driver Contender Round which opens Oct. 5 at Kansas Speedway.

"We're doing what we've got to do to win this thing right now," he added. 

Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray and Jimmie Johnson completed the race top five. 

The series advances to its second visit of the season to Dover International Speedway Sept. 28. 

Championship leader Brad Keselowski holds a one-point advantage on Logano. Richard Childress Racing (RCR) driver Ryan Newman occupies the coveted 12th position in the standings. He leads fellow Chase contenders Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle by six points.  

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