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Year in Review: Joey Logano
12-08-2010, 03:45 PM
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Year in Review: Joey Logano
Quote:A solid season finishing eighth in points with top-fives in 15 of 25 starts

Joey Logano said the biggest jump he's made in his fast-tracked career is the move from the Nationwide Series to the Sprint Cup Series.

The 20-year-old may not have yet fully lived up to the hype on the Cup side, he's more than successful still in Nationwide.

Logano was eighth in the 2010 points standings despite running only 24 of 35 races. It was his busiest Nationwide season to date -- he ran 19 races in 2008, and 22 in 2009.

He finished in the top five in 15 of those 24 races, and was in the top 10 in all but one start.

What went right

Logano's qualifying was definitely his strong suit. He earned eight poles, a series high, meaning about one every three races. He started first in back-to-back races twice at the end of the season, at Dover and Kansas, then Phoenix and Homestead.

And he wasn't bad after the green flag dropped either. Twice Logano had stretches of six consecutive top-five finishes. The first started with a third-place finish at Charlotte and wrapped up with consecutive runner-up finishes at Daytona, Chicago and Watkins Glen.

The second started with a runner-up finish at Dover in September, included a victory the following week at Kansas and finished with a third-place run at Phoenix in the season's penultimate race.

Also, if NASCAR receives a petition for Kentucky Speedway to host the entire Nationwide schedule, it will probably be from Logano. For the third time in his three years, Logano won both the pole and the race at Kentucky.

What went wrong

The lone time Logano didn't finish in the top 10 came at Bristol in March. He was battling for fifth with Kevin Harvick when the two got together and Logano spun out and had to settle for 14th. That was, of course, the precursor for the infamous "firesuit" comment at Pocono Raceway in June.

Logano's other struggle was in leading laps. He finished in the top five 15 times, but led more than 25 laps in only six races. If he wants to rack up the victories, he'll need to work his way to the front of the field for more of the race.

Looking to 2011

Assuming Logano runs essentially the same schedule, 2011 should be an even better year. He had a downturn in victories in 2010, but he improved in every other category. He's learning, still, and figures to apply those lessons to the track in the Nationwide Series.

Logano will also have a chance to take on more of a leadership role with Joe Gibbs Racing's expansion to a third team with Brian Scott. Scott has one season of Nationwide experience and could pick Logano's brain about the series.

Source: http://nationwide.nascar.com/nationwide-...ide-top-10
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12-08-2010, 05:28 PM
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RE: Year in Review: Joey Logano
The lone time Logano didn't finish in the top 10 came at Bristol in March. He was battling for fifth with Kevin Harvick when the two got together and Logano spun out and had to settle for 14th. That was, of course, the precursor for the infamous "firesuit" comment at Pocono Raceway in June.

more like harvick dumped him because he didn't want to get beatin by a rookie

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12-09-2010, 12:44 AM
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RE: Year in Review: Joey Logano
Joey had a great season he really did and he learned to stick up for himself and his father had no right to get in between the "discussion" with "Kevin" (more like his pit crew....if you know what i mean!) but what really pissed me off was the fact that Kevin didnt give Joey room and they were racing for position its not like Joey was a lap down he was trying to get a top five and get all 3 JGR cars in the top 5 together but then Kevin had to be an @$$hole about it and spin Joey other than that i really wish his nationwide side would of racked up more wins than he did i just think this year wasnt his good year for Nationwide.
And since next year their putting Kentucky on NSCS side i think Joey will run good there unless he doesnt have a good car which i think he will cause his car was getting good at the end of the year!

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12-09-2010, 08:07 PM
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Go Joey!!!! Best wishes for 2011.......gws
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12-12-2010, 11:16 AM (This post was last modified: 12-12-2010 11:17 AM by 22forLogano.)
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RE: Year in Review: Joey Logano
Lets see if Adam can work on getting those cars fast throughout the run. Seems for Joey last year he would be fast for 1-5 laps, then slow down some and then be fast at the end of the run while other cars would tail off. I think consistently fast cars are what would be what the team is looking for in 2011.
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