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Joey Logano may have left some speed on the race track, but he had enough on Saturday afternoon to win the pole for Sunday's Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at newly repaved Pocono Raceway.
In a qualifying session that saw 36 drivers break Kasey Kahne's 2004 track record of 172.533 mph, Logano was fastest, collecting his first Coors Light pole award of the season and the fourth of his career. Unlike most drivers who followed him in the qualifying order, Logano backed up his Sprint-Cup-Series-best time from Friday's final practice session at the 2.5-mile triangular track.
Logano covered the distance in 50.112 seconds (179.598 mph), beating Carl Edwards for the top starting spot by .205 seconds. Edwards (178.866 mph) will start second ahead of Paul Menard (178.582 mph), and Logano's Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, Kyle Busch (178.575 mph) and Denny Hamlin (178.543 mph).
Hamlin, a four-time race winner at Pocono, was ahead of Logano's pace until an oil line broke on his...
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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.
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...
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.
More important, the second triumph of Logano...
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Yeah, it was just an amazing weekend. Right off the truck, our Home Depot car had a lot of speed, and Jason and all the boys did a really good job with the test, trying to learn things, not getting off track of what we knew worked for us but still try things and not forget about it.
It really has to be -- putting the thing on the pole yesterday was a big...
There’s no denying that Joey Logano has been preforming under a microscope ever since he jumped aboard the Joe Gibbs Racing 20 car in 2009.
He was the new hot-shot rookie on the scene, and everyone expected him to take the sport by storm at 19-years-old.
To say Logano’s career started off “less than ideal” is quite the understatement after crashing out of the 2009 Daytona...
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...
Joey Logano started from the pole today for the running of the Pocono 400 on its newly paved track and lead the most laps with 48 laps to take the win away from Mark Martin for his second NASCAR win in 125 races and became the youngest winner of the Pocono raceway besting Jeff Gordon.
Mark Martin said he drove into the turn to pass Logano with 12 laps to go as fast as he thought...
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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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When it came to pit road, all Sunday's Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR lacked was a fleet of cop cars with flashing lights and sirens.
All told, NASCAR handed out 22 pit road speeding penalties, with most offenders clocked too fast at the exit from pit road. That easily eclipsed the Sprint Cup Series record of 14 speeding penalties at Kansas in 2006.
Jimmie Johnson's recent...
Tony Stewart was at his best when it mattered the most – at the end of the Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at the newly paved Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), started 22nd and finished third – the highest position he was in all day – in the first Sprint Cup race at Pocono since...