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Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway - Race Talk
10-01-2013, 09:16 PM
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Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway - Race Talk
Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval, Kansas City, KC)

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion driven by Joey Logano

Sunday, October 6, 2:00 pm ET

Primary Chassis: PRS-857
Last Raced: Michigan (finished 1st)
Backup Chassis: PRS-862
Last Raced: Atlanta (finished 2nd)

THE NEWS & NOTES
  • BACK TO THE TOP-10: With Joey Logano’s third-place finish at Dover International Speedway last weekend, the 23-year-old driver made a return to the top 10 after three-straight races without a top-10 finish. It marked only the second time all year long that Logano has gone three-straight races without a top-10 result.
  • CAREER HIGHS: The third-place finish at Dover was Logano’s ninth top-five result of the season. Those nine top-fives are a career high for Logano, who’s previous best was seven top-five finishes in the 2010 season. He also has 15 top-10 finishes, which is just one short of tying his career best, also established in the 2010 season. Only two drivers have more top-five results this season than Logano and only four drivers have more top 10s.
  • SECOND TIME AROUND: This weekend’s race at Kansas will mark the eighth race this season that Logano and crew chief Todd Gordon have visited a track for a second time working together. In five of the previous seven, Logano and Gordon have used their notes from the first time around to improve their finish in the second trip to the track. Logano had better finishes in the second events at Loudon, Pocono, Michigan, Bristol and Dover already this season. Logano finished 39th in the first race at Kansas after getting involved in a mid-race accident.
  • A LITTLE HISTORY: Though it came in the Nationwide Series competition, Logano made a little bit of history last weekend at Dover, winning his fourth-straight NNS race at the Monster Mile. This was a feat no national series driver has ever done before.
  • PROVEN VEHICLES: Logano’s primary and backup cars this week are both stout Fusions. The primary chassis, 857, won at Michigan International Speedway in August. The backup chassis, 862, ran second at Atlanta just a few weeks later.


YOU ARE GOING BACK TO KANSAS FOR A SECOND TIME. HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING WITH TODD A SECOND TIME AT TRACKS?

“Well, the first time around, I think we were at a disadvantage because we really didn’t have any sort of notebook to go off of. We were just learning each other and we were learning how to communicate and how we want to have the cars set up. Now, we are going back to these places a second time and we have a place to start and we have a whole race weekend worth of notes to go off of. We have a better starting spot. And I think you are seeing that in the results. I feel like we are catching up to everyone else now.”

YOU HAVE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS ON 1.5-MILE TRACKS. ANY REASON BEHIND THAT?

“It’s going to be tough for sure. The way that the 20 team has been running and the fact that we got in a big hole with our engine issues in Chicago put us behind, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still do it. All it takes is for a couple of guys to have a bad race here or there and you are right back in the hunt. But we need to get back to doing our thing and that’s the plan this weekend. We need to just run our race and let everything else take care of itself. We struggled a bit at New Hampshire, but I think we can turn it around this weekend.”
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10-04-2013, 12:14 AM
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I think Joey will be strong this weekend
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10-04-2013, 10:29 AM
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(10-04-2013 12:14 AM)22forLogano Wrote:  I think Joey will be strong this weekend

Agreed Big Grin
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10-04-2013, 02:56 PM
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ok so he was 6th in the test with the backup....................now 21st in practice with the primary.............................someone remind me WTF?

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10-04-2013, 09:49 PM
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5th not bad, but this car doesn't seem like any more then a 6-9th place car at the best..........

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10-05-2013, 12:17 AM
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10-05-2013, 08:42 AM
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You can never know what they are doing in practice. Weather was completely different yesterday than thursday. Are they on old tires, trying different setups, etc. Atlanta he was never better than 12th or so in practice and had fastest car there.
Several variables to happen this weekend. Windy, rain and its going to be in the 60s for race. Today will be more indicative of race conditions. I didnt like hearing joey saying they qualified a lot better than he thought because that can be a case of the unknowns from practice but I think today we will know more. I believe this should be a good weekend for Joey.
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10-05-2013, 03:26 PM
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10th and 20th for practices today...............yeah this aint a winning car.....hope im wrong though

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10-06-2013, 09:50 AM
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If you start the race you have a chance to win. A lot can happen. 267 to get it done.
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10-06-2013, 02:44 PM
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(10-06-2013 09:50 AM)22forLogano Wrote:  If you start the race you have a chance to win. A lot can happen. 267 to get it done.

This.
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10-06-2013, 06:22 PM
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another good run top 5, 2 weeks in a row no interview bunch of great reporters
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10-06-2013, 06:57 PM
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I didn't see an interview either.......bbbboooooooooooooo gws
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10-06-2013, 09:11 PM
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Like I said last week, espn sucks. At least they didnt interview Junior lol. Unless Joey wins, we wont hear from him. But when he wins Lowes next week they will have to!
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10-06-2013, 10:26 PM
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todd needs to lay off his 4 tires, he keeps giving wins away

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10-07-2013, 07:21 PM
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Christ, if we had you as CC Joey wouldnt have made the chase!
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