SPARTA — The kid they call Sliced Bread has made Kentucky Speedway his own personal oven.
Joey Logano shows up in Sparta; everyone else gets baked.
Logano, the 19-year-old racing prodigy, passed teammate Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and scored his second straight win in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
A year ago, Logano won the pole and then the race for his first career victory in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.
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On Saturday, he did both again.
In doing so, he became the first driver ever to win back-to-back races in what is now the Nationwide Series at Kentucky. And the first to ever win twice in the series at Sparta.
"Two for two at Kentucky!" Logano exulted as he crossed the finish line.
Later he said, "this place just fits me. I just like it. We're fast every time we come around here."
Logano — whose nickname came from the phrase 'greatest thing since sliced bread' — denied Busch victory in a race the NASCAR bad boy dominated.
Busch led six times for 162 laps, at one point leading 104 laps in a row.
But after Mike Bliss wrecked with 15 laps to go, the race was red flagged with Busch first and Logano second.
When racing resumed, Logano made a clean pass of Busch with 10 laps to go.
"Another 1-2 finish for Joe Gibbs," a frustrated Busch said. "Joey is just better than we are at these racetracks."
It was a horrid night for the other Cup regular in the field, Carl Edwards.
He had a car he called "undrivable" early in the race. Things got worse when Edwards was called for speeding on pit road twice in a row late in the event.
The second infraction for Edwards came on a pass-through penalty for the first speeding penalty.
"There is no way. No way. That's crazy," Edwards said over his car radio after the second speeding call. "I went slower than hell. There's something wrong with this."
After the back-to-back penalties, Edwards was three laps down in 21st place. He finished 20th.
Edwards' problems were part of a slew of speeding penalties on pit road. Brad Keselowski also got caught in the pit speed trap at one point, but rallied to finish third.
First-time winners had won the Meijer 300 three consecutive years: David Gilliland (2006), Stephen Leicht (2007) and Logano (2008).
Last night, however, Logano put a stop to that and proved twice is oh so nice.
■ Kentucky drivers in the race were brothers and Owensboro natives Jeff and Mark Green. Jeff failed to qualify; his older brother Mark qualified 22nd and finished 19th.
■ Former Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall and current UK head man John Calipari were introduced as part of the pre-race ceremonies. Both received hearty receptions from the crowd
■ Ex-Western Kentucky University basketball player Kyle Chapman is the spotter for Jason Keller's No. 27 Ford.
■ Actress/singer Hilary Duff was grand marshal of Saturday night's race. She was at the track promoting the "Blessings in a Backpack" charity, which sends backpacks filled with food donations home with needy school children each weekend. Duff gave the start-your-engines command.