Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/23/13

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 02: Joey Logano, driver of the Sport Clips Toyota, stands on pit road prior to the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 on October 2, 2010 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Don't accuse Joey Logano of being a glass-is-half-empty kind of guy. Not that anyone could blame him for a little pessimism after the rough ride he's endured in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Logano, who reached NASCAR's 10-race playoff this season for the first time in five seasons as a Sprint Cup Series driver, ranks 12th out of 13 championship-eligible drivers with six of 10 Chase races in the books. With the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway up next on Sunday, Logano is 75 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson, and has been effectively though not yet mathematically eliminated from title contention. If there's any good news to be had for Logano, it's that he's just 23 points behind sixth-place Dale Earnhardt Jr., so there is definite room for improving his standing over the final four events. In fact, Logano believes he can even break into the top five in points by the time the curtain falls on the 2013 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 17. "Fini...
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