Posted September 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
Penske Racing may have cut a deal with Front Row Motorsports in the closing laps at Richmond for track position to help get Joey Logano in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. In radio communications reviewed Wednesday by The Associated Press for Front Row driver David Gilliland, his spotter informs the team of a request to let Logano pass him in the final laps of Saturday night's race. Logano was trying to claim a spot in the 12-driver Chase field. Both Penske and Front Row are Ford teams and thus considered partners. A voice on the radio, believed to be crew chief Frank Kerr, asks who the request is coming from. The spotter replies: ''We've got the big dog and all his cronies.'' Kerr then says: ''Travis knows what I've been asking for,'' an apparent reference to Penske Racing competition director Travis Geisler. Logano passed Gilliland on a restart and finished 22nd, one spot ahead of Gilliland and good enough for a berth in t...

Logano defends spot in Chase field

Joey Logano defended his place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Thursday, rattling off his season statistics as proof he earned his spot in the 12-driver field regardless of any help he may have received in the deciding race. And make no mistake, Logano said: If anybody helped him at Richmond, he had no clue. The latest driver caught in the fallout of NASCAR'...

Logano defends spot in NASCAR's Chase field

Joey Logano is defending his place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, saying he earned his spot in the 12-driver field. Logano is the latest driver caught in the fallout of NASCAR's investigation into the field-deciding race at Richmond. Radio traffic appears to show Front Row Racing offering to let Logano pass David Gilliland for a pivotal track position in exchange...

Joey Logano defends Chase spot, “look at the numbers”

Joey Logano is in the Chase for the Sprint Cup he believes that spot was earned. The first-year Penske Racing driver was surprised when told that NASCAR was reviewing radio transmission of the No. 38 car driven by David Gilliland. Late in last Saturday’s race at Richmond Gilliland was asked to give up a spot to Logano. “That is new stuff to me. Obviously there is no transcript...

Gilliland, Logano teams investigated

FOX Sports has exclusively learned of improper communications Saturday night during NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Richmond between David Gilliland's No. 38 team and Joey Logano's No. 22 team that helped Logano earn final spot in Chase for Sprint Cup.

So, Now Did Gilliland And Logano Have A Deal...???

((HT: NASCAR)) With all the talk of Michael Waltrip Racing, Clint Bowyer, spins- intentional or otherwise, Martin Truex Junior, Ryan Newman, and everyone who did or didn't make The Chase... Here's another element that is being considered about Joey Logano making The Chase- thanks to David Gilliand and Front Row Motorsports. Logano needed Gilliland's position on...

NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to Chase as 13th driver

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced Friday at Chicagoland Speedway that Jeff Gordon has been added to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as the 13th driver. “It is an 

NASCAR Adds 24 Car To Chase, Penske And Front Row On Probation

Adding fuel to the collusion fire from last week's race at Richmond, NASCAR has added Jeff Gordon to the Chase roster and placed both Penske Racing and Front Row Motorsports on probation. Joey Logano, driver of the 22, openly defended his position at Chicagoland in media interviews this week, but it appears the scanner traffic that went public forced the hand of the governing...
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