"I'm not sure what's more odd: That it happened or that NASCAR allowed those guys to repair them," Jeff Gordon said.
Keselowski ended up with tape on his hood to fix it and the race started under caution for 10 laps. Almost as soon as the green flag whipped in the wind, Earnhardt made a mistake, finding his left-side tires in the grass on the frontstretch. When he came back onto the track, he lost some control and ended up in the wall in Turn 1. He climbed out and was OK, but he spent the rest of the race in the garage, finishing 43rd -- which is last.
That certainly wasn't what many of the estimated 71,000 in attendance were hoping to see, having waited nearly 24 extra hours to see racing.
"I just didn't know I was that close to the grass and made a mistake," Earnhardt said.
He wasn't the only contender whose race was over early.
Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 was hit with debris from Earnhardt on that same accident and couldn't really recover, crossing the finish line two laps down and barely at speed.
Kevin Harvick blew a motor after 28 laps and finished 42nd.
Through it all, Logano just kept getting better. And he didn't let some tough luck late cost him a chance at his first win since last August.
"It was really cool," Logano said. "It was nice to be back in Victory Lane. I got to shoot the guns, and a trophy, a ring and a hat and some duck calls. That's pretty cool."