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5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway - Race Talk
05-09-2014, 02:41 AM
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5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway - Race Talk
THE NUMBER ONE SEED: Despite the fact that there are 16 races before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the No. 22 AAA team and Joey Logano can hang their hat on the fact that they currently hold down the number one seed for the Chase based off of their two wins and points position. Kevin Harvick is the only other driver to have won twice already in 2014 and Logano holds in the edge against Harvick in terms of points position – Logano is sixth while Harvick is 19th.
A DIFFERENT DOUBLE DUTY: Logano will return to double duty this weekend in Kansas, but it will not be the type that he’s used to. Logano will run in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race for Team Penske and the Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event for Brad Keselowski Racing. Logano has made four NCWTS starts in his career with two top-five finishes, including a second-place at Rockingham last season. Logano is looking to join an exclusive club and become the 24th driver in NASCAR history to win a race in the NSCS, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NCWTS.
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: By qualifying 16th in last weekend’s knockout qualifying sessions at Talladega, Logano did not reach the final round of qualifying for the first time all season long. Logano had previously made all eight final round qualifying sessions in NASCAR’s new knockout qualifying format, the only driver to do so.
BEST IN CLASS DRIVER RATING: By leading 25 laps (and extending his streak to nine races led in 10 starts in 2014) and running in the front of the pack for most of the day at Talladega, Logano moved to the top of the charts in terms of driver rating among all other NSCS drivers. Logano’s yearly rating of 105.9 is ahead of second-place Jeff Gordon, whose rating is 104.4.

Quote:HOW DOES IT FEEL KNOWING YOUR TEAM WOULD BE THE NUMBER ONE SEED IN THE CHASE?

“We can’t look at that too much, because we know that there are still 16 races to go before the Chase even starts and there are a lot of things that can change before then. But the one thing that shows is how strong our team has been so far this season. We have been strong on short tracks, on intermediates and on bigger speedways. We have been good on restrictor-plate tracks too, but we haven’t had the results to show for it. Our team is really hitting on things right now and its showing each weekend at the track. We just need to keep doing what we have been doing. Hopefully we can win a couple of more races and it would be cool to go into the Chase as one of the top seeds.”
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05-11-2014, 03:21 PM
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RE: 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway - Race Talk
Another solid top 5! Keep on trucking!
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05-12-2014, 06:10 PM
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RE: 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway - Race Talk
1.5 milers are definitely Team Penske's strongsuit so far. That would come in handy for the Chase!

Go Joey, Brad, Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace and Chase Elliott!
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