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Cheez-It 355 At The Glen - Race Talk
08-05-2014, 09:35 PM (This post was last modified: 08-05-2014 09:36 PM by jlogano22.)
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Cheez-It 355 At The Glen - Race Talk
News and Notes

TURNING LEFT AND RIGHT: This weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Watkins Glen International, turning left and right on the 2.45-mile road course. It will be the second road course race of the 2014 season. In the first event, at Sonoma Raceway in June, Logano started 10th and led three laps before pit strategy cost him some track position and an eventual 16th-place finish.

MOVING BACK UP IN THE POINTS: Logano finished a strong third place last weekend at Pocono Raceway, notching his eighth top-five and 11th top-10 finish of the 2014 season. With the result, Logano moved up two spots to seventh in the Sprint Cup Series point standings, where he is tied in points with Jimmie Johnson and just nine points out of the top five. The seventh-place position in the point standings marks the highest spot Logano has ever been this late in the NSCS season.

A LOT OF TESTING: Heading into the final road course race of the season, Logano will rely on a lot of road course testing the team has done in 2014. The team tested multiple times at both Road Atlanta and Virginia International Raceway over the course of the year to refine the setups on the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford.

THE SOCCER STAR:
Logano spent Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas working out with several members of the Major League Soccer (MLS) club Sporting Kansas City. Logano made an appearance at Sporting Park to help promote the upcoming Kansas Speedway Chase event on October 5, the fourth race of the Chase. Sporting Kansas City leads the MLS Eastern Division and is a two-time MLS Cup champion, winning the title in 2000 and 2013.

DOUBLING UP FOR EXPERIENCE: Not only will Logano be turning right and left on Sunday, he will also do it on Saturday at Watkins Glen International. Logano will participate in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Saturday, driving the No. 12 Snap-on Ford Mustang as a teammate to Brad Keselowski and the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford.

The Car

Primary Chassis: PRS-913
Last Raced: Dover (finished 8th)
Backup Chassis: PRS-844
Last Raced: Kentucky backup (not raced)

Quote:YOU SAID AFTER POCONO THAT YOU FEEL YOUR TEAM IS NOW FINISHING WHERE IT DESERVES TO FINISH. WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT?

“We have been a top-10 car at a majority of the tracks this season, we just didn’t have the finishes to show for it. At Indy, we were a top-10 car and that is where we finished. At Pocono, I feel like we were probably the third best car and that is where we finished. We are finishing where we are running. We got wrecked out at Daytona and Loudon while we were running in the top five, and we had engine issues at Kentucky and the first Pocono race while we were running in the top three at those places, so we didn’t finish where we deserved. The team puts in a lot of hard work to give me fast race cars, and we work hard during the race, so it’s frustrating when you don’t finish where you think you should. It lifts the guys’ spirits on the team when finish like you feel you should.”

YOU MOVED UP TWO SPOTS IN THE POINTS LAST WEEKEND. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE SEVENTH IN THE STANDINGS THIS LATE?


“This year, it doesn’t mean as much once you are locked into the Chase. We are fifth in the Chase points right now, but even if we were 20th in the regular point standings, we would still just be sixth or seventh in the Chase points. So things are different this year. But more, it’s a morale booster for myself and the guys on the team. You don’t want to be locked into the Chase and parked far down in the garage. And you want the regular season points to reflect how strong your team is running. We are just a few points out of the top five, and that is where we would like to finish at Richmond, before we get to the Chase. It pumps everyone on the team up when you can say you were one of the five best teams in the garage at the end of the regular season.”

Heres to 2013!!! New Relationships & New Beginnings!
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08-05-2014, 10:32 PM
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Time to turn left and right! My favorite time of the year Big Grin
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08-07-2014, 07:00 PM
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I love road racing, hope Joey does better than SonomaSmile Go 22 team!
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08-12-2014, 06:59 AM
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having Max papis help Joey out a few years ago really paid off

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08-12-2014, 07:35 PM
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Sure did and all the testing they do prior to these races.
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