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Logano Wrecks to End His 1st Daytona 500

5:55 PM, Feb 15, 2009   |    comments
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Joey Logano, the youngest driver to ever start the Daytona 500, was one of the first ones out of the race.

Logano wrecked his No. 20 Toyota on lap 80 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Fellow rookie Scott Speed nudged Logano from the side coming off turn four, then Greg Biffle tapped Logano from behind, sending him sliding into the inside wall.

It ended a wild week for the 18-year-old rookie. He wrecked early in the exhibition Budweiser Shootout, hit the wall during practice Wednesday, then came back to finish fourth in a 150-mile qualifying race the next day. But he had to step aside during practice Friday as teammate Kyle Busch got in and helped fine-tune his car.

On Saturday, Logano acknowledged, "It's just not that easy."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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