Race for the Chase: Joey Logano // 9 Days ’til Daytona


Joey Logano — #22

  • Team: Team Penske / Ford
  • Wins In 2013: 1
  • Last Year Chase Result: 8th
  • Joey’s 2013 In A NutshellStep Brothers (2008)

Brennan Huff: Listen, I know that we started out as foe. But after that courageous act that you showed me against the one they call Derek, maybe someday we could become friends. Friends who ride majestic, translucent steeds, shooting flaming arrows across the bridge of Hemdale.

Why Joey Logano will not win the chase in 2014:nscs_joey_logano.png.main

Joey Logano doesn’t have many friends out there on the racetrack. And that quote from Step Brothers? That was actually written by Joey Logano. It was a speech he prepared to Tony Stewart. He was going to give it to him last year, but then Tony broke his leg and that was that. Joey had a nice little run and even made a little, very little, noise in the Chase. They say Smoke may have learned a few things, settled down a bit and is taking less risks due to the fact that he owns a team and sin’t getting any younger. I’m pretty sure one of Smoke’s main goals this year is to make Joey Logano’s life hell.

Why Joey Logano will win the chase in 2014:

Joey didn’t actually write that speech for Tony. But he really should consider trying it out on a few drivers – Tony, Denny, Kevin Harvick to name a few. Poor Joey. He gets a lot of slack. Undeserved slack. But he still gets it. Listen. I don’t care who you are, Joey Logano. Austin Dillon. Dale Earnhardt Junior. You can have parents/grandparents/The Intimidator with deep pockets or ties to NASCAR that are going to open doors for you a lot sooner than they should have been opened. But at the end of the day, you still have to go out and drive the hell out of the car. And Joey can do just that. Joey Logano is young. What were you doing when you were 23? He’s been around a lot, he’s matured (I think), he’s gotten better – 11 top fives and 19 top tens just last year. With the new Chase format, you hold on long enough, and pop off a few wins at the right time, you’ll be getting a Shell Pennzoil bath in Miami youngan.

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