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O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge - Race Talk
10-29-2014, 06:07 PM
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O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge - Race Talk
The News & Notes

TWO MORE CHANCES: Joey Logano will return to the seat of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Logano has just two more scheduled chances in 2014 to extend his streak of at least one NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory in a season. Logano has won at least one NNS race dating back to his first season in the series in 2008.

CARING FOR KIERSTIN’S LEGACY: Texas Motor Speedway will play host to the “Caring For Kierstin’s Legacy” Drive-In Movie Night on Saturday, Nov. 8, to initiate a memorial fund for Flower Mound, Tex. teenager Kierstin Eaddy that was fatally injured in a go-karting accident this summer. Eaddy’s image will also adorn the hood of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang this weekend as a memorial. Eaddy’s father Todd Eaddy is a long-time Texas-region Discount Tire employee. The monies raised from the “Caring For Kierstin’s Legacy” Drive-In Movie Night will initiate a memorial fund for the 14-year-old Eaddy, who was involved in a tragic go-karting accident on July 20 during a sanctioned event on a course layout in a parking lot outside of Texas Motor Speedway.

SEACHING FOR ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP:
The No. 22 team sits 31 points to the good with three races to go in the 2014 NNS season in search of their second-straight Owners’ Championship. For Logano, he will be looking to be a part of his fourth NNS Owners’ Championship and his third-straight. In 2008, his first year in the Nationwide Series, Logano shared a ride with Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin and won the Owners’ Championship. In 2012, Logano again won the Owners’ title, sharing a ride with Hamlin, Mark Martin, Michael McDowell, Ryan Truex and Drew Herring then followed it up with his third last season with Team Penske and Brad Keselowski, Blaney and AJ Allmendinger.

A RETURN TO TEXAS: Logano hasn’t raced an NNS race at the 1.5-mile track in Fort Worth since the 2012 season, when he ran both races at the track with finishes of 15th and 10th. Logano’s career-best finish at Texas came back in 2010, when he started on the pole and finished second. In nine starts at Texas, Logano has four top-five and six top-10 finishes. Logano won his first of five 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races earlier this season at Texas.

NO DNFS: One of Logano’s remarkable NNS career statistics is, in just 134-career starts, Logano only has five-career DNFs and has not had a DNF dating all the back to 2011 in Loudon.

The Car

Primary Chassis: PRS-243
Last Raced: Mid-Ohio (finished 5th)

Backup Chassis: PRS-258
Last Raced: Charlotte 2 backup (not raced)

The Q & A

Quote:WHAT HAS MADE WINNING AT TEXAS IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES SO TOUGH OVER THE YEARS?

“It hasn’t been the cars; that’s for sure. I’ve always had really fast racecars when we go to Texas. For some odd reason, it’s just a track I haven’t ever really been able to grasp when it comes to these Nationwide cars. But I also feel like I’ve grown a lot as a driver since I raced there last. And I’m pretty excited to drive one of these Discount Tire Ford Mustangs there. It will be the first time I get to drive for Team Penske at Texas in the Nationwide Series. I know Brad has had a lot of success at the track over the years in the Nationwide Series, so I want to go out there and try and win the race. That will help in the Owners’ Championship, but that will also allow me to win a race this year, which has been hard to come by in the Nationwide Series for some reason.”

CAN YOU TAKE ANYTHING FROM YOUR SPRINT CUP SERIES WIN EARLIER THIS YEAR

“Not really. The cars drive so differently and the track conditions change so much. I think the thing that will help me the most is the past success of this No. 22 team and the notes that Jeremy Bullins and the entire team has to go on. They’ve been really fast here, and Brad has a win or two here, so it’s something we can look at for sure. I’m just excited to get back in the Nationwide Series car and race for another win.”

Heres to 2013!!! New Relationships & New Beginnings!
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11-01-2014, 09:37 PM
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hes never going to get a damn NW win this year..........

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11-02-2014, 09:03 AM
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One more chance and frankly besides winning every year he has started, it doesnt matter. Sunday is the big day. He had a solid car, just didnt have enough to finish. Great race except the 54 winning
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11-13-2014, 02:20 AM
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(11-01-2014 09:37 PM)jlogano22 Wrote:  hes never going to get a damn NW win this year..........

I think there are bigger things to worry about lol

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11-13-2014, 12:31 PM
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There are now!
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