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Joey Logano turned a lap of 179.598 mph on Saturday to set the track record during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
Logano wasn't alone in topping the mark. There were 36 drivers who posted a speed faster than the 172.533 mph set by Kasey Kahne on June 11, 2004.
Carl Edwards joins Logano on the front row for Sunday's 400-mile race. Paul Menard, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.
Drivers have raved about a repave on the 2 1/2-mile track that led to the increased speeds.
Logano won his first pole of the season. He also had the fastest lap in Friday's practice.
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For Joey Logano, it feels like the first time.
On Sunday, Logano finally won a Sprint Cup race fair and square -- and without an assist from Mother Nature.
Logano, heralded "Sliced Bread" before he even made his first Cup start at 18, certainly had his share of growing pains during his first three seasons on the Cup tour driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Trying to fill the...
When Mark Martin left Roush Fenway Racing in 2006, he said that if it was possible, he would pick Joey Logano to replace him. Obviously back then, Joey wasn't old enough to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The point is that even back then, Mark was a huge Joey Logano fan.
So I think it was pretty cool Sunday at Pocono Raceway to see those two racing for the win. As you...
Joey Logano slipped under Mark Martin in the closing laps Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his first victory since 2009 and become the first Sprint Cup driver this season to win from the pole.
The 22-year-old Logano rallied past the 53-year-old Martin for a thrilling finish in the first 400-mile Cup race at Pocono. Pocono shortened the race by 100 miles this season.
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It's been almost four years since Joey Logano had celebrated in Victory Lane. That previous lone win came in a rain-shortened race in New Hampshire.
Today, he earned his first complete race win with a victory in the Pocono 400. Logano looked like he would finish second to Mark Martin, but Martin got loose off of Turn 3 coming to the line with four laps to go, and Logano got...
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LONG POND, Pa. -- On a speedway with a fresh coat of asphalt, Joey Logano may just have gotten a fresh start.
After reclaiming the lead from veteran Mark Martin on Lap 157 of 160, Logano pulled away to win the Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at Pocono Raceway, his first Sprint Cup Series victory since a rain-shortened win at New Hampshire in 2009...
Joey Logano led the field to Sunday's green flag on the newly repaved Pocono Raceway. He also led the opening caution-filled laps in a strong start for the driver who had been struggling until scoring two top-10s in the last three races. Little did we know that he would end the day on top in Victory Lane.
Pit road speeding penalties dominated the headlines throughout the first...
Now that the checkered flag has fallen on the Pocono 400 by #NASCAR from Pocono it is time to breakdown the action we just watched. Here in our recap we’ll go over some key statistics, observations from the race, and review how Greg and Mike’s picks fared. More in depth analysis of the picks will be made on the Wednesday podcast.
The win was Joey Logano’s 1st of...
Joey Logano led the way with a lap of 50.139 seconds in the final practice for the Pocono 400 by #NASCAR from Pocono. Rounding out the top five was Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard, and Kyle Busch.
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