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Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
06-05-2013, 09:41 PM
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Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
The Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval, Pocono, Pennsylvania)

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

Sunday June 9, 1:00 pm ET

Primary Chassis: PRS-848
Last Raced: Texas (finished 5th)
Backup Chassis: PRS-844
Last Raced: Backup at several races (not raced)

THE NEWS & NOTES
  • LOOKING TO GO BACK-TO-BACK: Joey Logano enters the Pocono Raceway weekend as the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner at the track. Last season, Logano earned the pole, led a race-best 49 laps and passed his childhood mentor, Mark Martin, with just five laps to go, to earn his second-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
  • SPEED DEMON: Two of Logano’s five career Sprint Cup Series pole positions have come at Pocono Raceway. He earned the pole in the second race of 2011 and again in the first race at the track last season, where he also set a track qualifying record.
  • BUSY DOUBLE-DUTY WEEEKND: It’s nothing new when Logano pulls double duty between the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. But this weekend will be a little different. Logano will be pulling double duty between the Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono and the Nationwide Series race at Iowa. The plans call for Logano to practice and qualify his Cup car in Pocono, then fly to Iowa to compete in final practice before heading back to Pocono. On Saturday, he will compete in both Sprint Cup Series practices before heading to Iowa for qualifying and the Nationwide Series race.
  • HOT STREAK: Over the last few weeks, Logano has been riding a hot streak across both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. Logano earned a second-place finish in the All-Star race at Charlotte, followed by a third-place finish in the Charlotte Nationwide race, a fifth-place finish in the Coke 600 and then he topped it off with a win in the Dover Nationwide race and a seventh-place finish at Dover in the Cup event.

HOW DOES IT FEEL GOING BACK AS THE DEFENDING WINNER?

“It always a good thing when you go to the track and you feel like people are going to look at you as one of the guys to beat. And with the way our Shell-Pennzoil team has been running as of late, I feel like we are going into each weekend now as a threat to run up front and a threat to win the race. Plus it’s Pocono. Some people don’t seem to like this place, but I’ve always felt like it was one of my better tracks. A lot like Dover, I feel like I know what it takes to be good there and what I need out of the car to get the most out of it.”

DHOW HIGH IS YOUR CONFIDENCE RIGHT NOW?
“I don’t really think my confidence has ever really wavered much. I feel like this team has been strong all year long, even when we went those few weeks without our regular guys at the track. You can pinpoint a few races where we were off, but a lot of the bad finishes we’ve had are the result of things we can’t control, like getting caught up in a wreck or having engine issues. I feel like if we eliminated those and some of the mechanical issues we had early, this team should be in the top 10 easily in the points. So we just need to keep doing what we are doing. The confidence is there. The team is there. We just need to put it together every week.”
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Vermont#1Fan (06-06-2013)
06-06-2013, 09:09 AM
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RE: Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
A repeat of last Pocono race would be amazing!!! Let's get that win Joey!!!!
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Jean (06-06-2013)
06-06-2013, 08:25 PM
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Going to be tough. Tomorrow will tell a lot but it's Joey so get r done
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06-07-2013, 09:56 AM
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RE: Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
Hope the rain skips Pocono!!!!!!!
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06-07-2013, 07:02 PM
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Wish qualifying wasn't rained out, gonna be starting 21st on Sunday, hoping Joey still finds victory lane! Smile
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06-08-2013, 08:09 AM
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RE: Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
If they dont get out there today, will be interesting. Dont like starting spot
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06-08-2013, 03:21 PM
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RE: Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
ehh he started 31st in the coke 600 lol

Heres to 2013!!! New Relationships & New Beginnings!
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Emogirl20rocks (06-08-2013)
06-09-2013, 04:35 PM
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RE: Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
Decent top 10, but these"ehh maybe we can salvage a top 10" days AREN'T GONNA GET US IN THE CHASE



2 spots up to 16th

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06-09-2013, 05:04 PM
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I know,,,but,,,,he is doing pretty good week by week, better than #2 for two weeks in a row.....gws
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06-09-2013, 06:41 PM
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26 points out of 12th with a solid top ten. Figured we didnt have the win in us with that starting spot but good run. I feel Kentucky is a win coming for us but I think we could be sneaky fast next week
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Vermont#1Fan (06-09-2013)
06-09-2013, 07:50 PM
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i'd say daytona the best chance but.....

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06-10-2013, 06:38 PM
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Nobody drafts with Joey, he wont win there unless he finds someone to hang with him
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06-11-2013, 12:32 AM
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RE: Joey Logano Party in the Poconos 400 - Sunday June 9, 2013 - Race Talk
Quote:HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO CLIMB SO MANY SPOTS FROM THE START TO THE FINISH?

“I’m really kind of frustrated. Not because of our finish, but more because of how long I felt like it took to get there. You would think 400 miles would be plenty of time to try and get to the front of the field, but it really wasn’t. It was really hard to pass out there today. It was our first time here with these new Gen6 cars, so we didn’t really know what to expect. But this place is really all about track position. I really wish we could have qualified the car instead of starting by points, because I feel like if we would have started up front, we could have been in contention all day. It took us over half of the race to get into the top 10. Once we got there, I felt like we were a solid top-10 car. Just wish we could have started up there.”

YOU HAVE FOUR-STRAIGHT TOP 10s. IS THE TEAM HITTING ITS STRIDE?

“I think we are finally just getting all of the bad luck out of the way and showing what we are able to do. We have been strong all year long, we just have had some issues along the way. Now, we need to turn these top 10s into top fives and then turn those top-fives into wins. I think we still have a really good shot at making the Chase on points but we need to get a few wins as well. I’m excited about how it’s going right now. We just need to keep it going.”
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