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Oral-B USA 500 - Race Talk
08-27-2014, 10:36 PM
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Oral-B USA 500 - Race Talk
The News & Notes

ANOTHER STRONG WEEKEND: Joey Logano enters the Atlanta Motor Speedway weekend fresh off of his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the 2014 season. Last week’s win at Bristol allowed him to move up to fourth place in the points and the Chase Grid standings. Logano took the lead in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford at Bristol for the final time with just over 40 laps to go and held off teammate Brad Keselowski to take the victory. Logano led 76 laps over the course of the 500-lap event.

LEADING LAPS… LOTS OF THEM: With his 76 laps led at Bristol, Logano has now led a total of 721 laps in the Sprint Cup Series this season, the fourth most of all drivers. Even more impressive, Logano’s 721 laps led this season is 61 more than the total number of laps he led in his entire career in the series (660 laps led between 2008 and 2013). Another impressive stat – Logano has led laps in 18 of the 24 races run thus far this season.

SO CLOSE LAST YEAR: Coming into 2013, Atlanta had been one of Logano’s toughest tracks in terms of results on the Sprint Cup Series schedule, with his best finish being 18th and five finishes of 24th or worse. However, something clicked in 2013 and Logano had one of the best cars of his career, leading 78 laps and finishing a close second in the event.

DOUBLE DUTY: Logano will return to the seat of the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) this weekend in Atlanta. Despite three Sprint Cup Series wins, Logano is still looking for his first NNS win of the season.

WELCOME ZACH: The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil team welcomed a new member to the team last weekend in rear tire changer Zach Price. It was the second time this season that the No. 22 team welcomed a new member of the team by visiting Victory Lane.

A BUSY WEEKEND: There is no rest for the weary for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winners. Logano will head to Atlanta on Wednesday to take part in sponsor events for AutoTrader.com, Coca-Cola and Discount Tire before the race weekend starts. It won’t be all work for Logano though, who will also get a chance to see a stand-up comedy set from legendary comedian Jay Leno, whom Logano met earlier this year when he visited Leno’s Garage while in town for the race at Auto Club speedway

The Car

Primary Chassis: PRS-919
Last Raced: New Chassis
Backup Chassis: PRS-907
Last Raced: Michigan backup (not raced)

The Q&A

Quote:YOU HAVE SAID THAT YOUR CAR LAST YEAR IN ATLANTA WAS ONE OF THE BEST YOU HAD EVER HAD. CAN YOU REPEAT THAT PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR?

“That was an amazing car. We were so fast. We started 11th and we were able to drive to the lead in the first 25 laps of the race. The car was stuck to the bottom lane and we just trucked toward the front. It was pretty awesome. The car was so good. We just didn’t have the track position late in the race. We were chasing down the leader and with about five more laps, we could have won the race. But we just ran out of time. So hopefully, we can do that again this year. I’ve told (crew chief) Todd (Gordon) to do whatever it takes to bring me the same type of car this year. That was a lot of fun last year, despite not winning.”

HOW DID IT FEEL TO GET YOUR THIRD WIN OF THE SEASON?


“I think it just goes to show how strong this 22 team is. I was asked a lot last weekend if people are underestimating or overestimating our team, but I’m not concerned if people are doing either one of them. We are focused on ourselves and doing what we have been doing every weekend. We are fourth in points with three wins and we have four DNFs. I think the most anyone else has in the top five is one or two. That just goes to show that we have been strong every week, even the weeks we’ve had problems. But we just need to keep doing what we are doing and working together as a team. I don’t know if there is a more cohesive team right now than the 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford team.”

Heres to 2013!!! New Relationships & New Beginnings!
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08-27-2014, 11:28 PM
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Back to back wins would be amazing
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08-28-2014, 07:12 PM
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If he has that type of car, he wins. I think he is going to be a rocket
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08-30-2014, 01:53 AM
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Qualifying not what we are used to seeing, but he said he was sick. Look like he canceled appearances, which he never does. Get better..You can win back to back!!!!!!! Go 22 Team Penske!
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08-30-2014, 12:59 PM
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Atlanta gets him sick a lot lol

But hell 14th sick is still damn good

They seemed to focus a hell of a lot more in race trim and barely payed any attention to q trim and still got 14th

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08-31-2014, 04:46 PM
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Yep, car looks amazing for tonight. Think 24 is our closest competition
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09-01-2014, 02:08 AM
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Well that sure sucked

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09-01-2014, 04:27 PM
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Yep, about what happens when he isnt allowed to finish. We win race if they dont have trouble on pit road. Oh well, on to Richmond
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09-02-2014, 10:06 AM
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What happened on that pit stop????
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09-02-2014, 08:37 PM
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Didnt gas the car
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