Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/2/12
Joey Logano burst on to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series scene full time in 2009, an 18-year old racing prodigy already hailed as "Sliced Bread" -- as in, "The best thing since . . . " Instead, he's in danger of getting stale after 3-1/2 mostly underwhelming years at the sport's top level, where, he has discovered, there's a big difference between getting there and performing. As the series returns to Pocono (Pa.) International Raceway this weekend, Logano is ranked a season-low 17th in points, finds himself out of championship "Chase" mulligans and still is looking for a job for the 2013 season. So it has never been more important to Logano to remind everyone why championship team owner Joe Gibbs gave him this elite opportunity, to display the kind of talent he demonstrated at Pocono eight weeks ago, when he put the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota on the pole and later into Victory Lane. "We go into Pocono with a lot of confidence after winning there earlier this year,'' Logano said this ...
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