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 heard Mark say in his postrace interview, sure he wanted to win, but he also knew that kid was trying to win the race. Joey had the best car pretty much all weekend. In fact, for the first time in 2012, our polesitter won the race.
Joey has been scrutinized ever since he moved up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup ranks. A lot has been made of the fact that he hasn't won nearly as much as everyone predicted in that No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car. Sure he's been widely successful in the Nationwide ranks, but that hasn't been able to carry over to Sunday in the Cup car.
Joey's first win in his 2009 rookie season was at New ...