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JOEY LOGANO EARNS BACK-TO-BACK NASCAR VICTORIES, WINNING HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY

JOEY LOGANO EARNS BACK-TO-BACK NASCAR VICTORIES, WINNING HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400 AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY

Wiley X®-Sponsored Driver Continues His 2015 Hot Streak, Driving Aggressively To Take Lead With Less Than Five Laps Remaining 

Wiley X®-sponsored NASCAR driver Joey Logano had already cemented his position as one of the eight drivers in the upcoming Sprint Cup Championship Series Eliminator Round with a win last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway — yet he wasn’t going to take his “foot off the gas” for a second.  Instead, Logano notched his first back-to-back wins (and fifth overall of the season) by taking the checkered flag at Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. 

“This is the mark of a champion — driving his hardest at the end of the season, and winning even when he doesn’t have to,” said Wiley X Co-Owner Myles Freeman, Jr.  “Joey is building up incredible momentum that will make him hard to beat.  Racing fans can see how much he wants this Sprint Cup Championship, and it’s going to be very exciting for us to watch how things unfold over the next few weeks,” added Freeman. 

Logano literally had to battle to the end for this win at Kansas Speedway.  This victory wasn’t without some controversy (the race was won after a green-white-checkered-flag restart and an extra two laps past the scheduled distance) but it certainly showed off Logano’s aggressive driving style and desire to win.  Logano seemed to have the fastest car on the track all day, yet he still found himself behind Matt Kenseth (also sponsored by Wiley X) in the closing laps of the race.  After Kenseth successfully blocked Logano from passing him on the front stretch as the duo ran up on lapped cars near the start/finish line, he tried to block Logano a second time as they entered Turn 1.  A tap from Logano’s Ford sent Kenseth’s Toyota Camry spinning, and Logano grabbed a lead he never relinquished with less than five laps to go. Kenseth managed to keep his car off the wall, but finished 14th.  He is still in contention for the Sprint Cup title, but will likely need a win next week at Talladega Superspeedway to advance. 

Carl Edwards, also sponsored by Wiley X and still in contention for the 2015 Sprint Cup crown, finished eighth at Kansas. 

Top NASCAR drivers like Logano, Kenseth, Edwards and defending Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick® trust Wiley X sunglasses to provide clear vision and high-velocity protection on the track and off.  Wiley X glasses are stylish and comfortable for everyday wear, yet they meet demanding ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards (as well as EN.166 Standards) for true OSHA-grade protection.  Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of adult glasses it makes. For nearly 30 years, Wiley X has been a leading provider of protective eyewear for U.S. military, law enforcement, professional fishermen and other high-performance athletes. 

To follow Wiley X-sponsored NASCAR drivers as they compete for the 2015 Sprint Cup Championship — or just find out more about the company’s full line of advanced sunglasses providing Absolute Premium Protection — visit www.wileyx.com.  Or contact Wiley X at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 · Telephone: (800) 776-7842. 

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