TALLADEGA, Ala. - In the battle of new NASCAR talent, Penske Racing bested Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday.
Justin Allgaier, who was recently picked up by Penske Racing to run in the Nationwide Series next season, made a last-lap pass of JGR upstart Joey Logano to win the Automobile Racing Club of America Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Logano, who already has a Nationwide win this season, is moving to the Sprint Cup Series with JGR next season to replace driver Tony Stewart in the No. 20 Toyotas. Stewart is leaving the organization at season's end.
"This means a lot to us this weekend. We had Penske power under the hood today for the first time this season," said Allgaier, 22, of Riverton, Ill.
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Scott Speed - another NASCAR development driver - leads the series standings with only the Oct. 12 season finale at Toledo, Ohio, remaining.
Friday's race marked the end of Logano's brief tenure in the ARCA series this season, during which he had a win at Rockingham, N.C., and a runner-up finish in his two appearances. He ran patiently in the second position late in Friday's race before then-leader John Jackson spun out with 15 laps remaining.
"I did everything I could do. I just got beat. He just schooled me," Logano said of Allgaier.