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A SUCCESSFUL RETURN: Joey Logano returned to the NASCAR Nationwide Series last weekend in dramatic fashion. While making his first start of the season behind the wheel of the No. 22 Ford Mustang, Logano nearly pulled off the win in a photo-finish, coming in second by a matter of inches.
AGAIN A DEFENDING WINNER: On the strength of nine wins over the course of the NASCAR Nationwide Series last season, Logano comes into the Darlington race once again as the defending race winner. Logano led just four laps, but was able to take advantage of the race on a late restart to grab the victory at Darlington.
CHAMPIONSHIP OWNER’S POINTS: With his second-place finish, Logano was able to vault the No. 22 Penske Ford team up two positions in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Owners’ point standings.
LOTS OF TRACKS: Darlington is one of 13 different tracks that Logano has won on during the course of his 18-win NASCAR Nationwide Series career. Logano has also taken home the checkers at Daytona, Talladega, Bristol, Kansas, California, Dover, Charlotte, Chicagoland, Kentucky, Michigan, Nashville and Phoenix.
JOEY LOGANO, NO. 22 PENSKE TRUCK RENTAL FORD
HOW WAS YOUR FIRST RACE WITH THE 22 TEAM LAST WEEKEND? “I feel like the weekend couldn’t have gone any better. The only thing better would have been if we could have gotten the victory. We had a fast enough car to win; I just made a small mistake on the last lap that cost us. We were the best car out there all day long. I feel like I let the guys down. But they are behind me and I think our first run together went about as well as could be expected for sure.”
HOW DIFFERENT WILL THIS WEEKEND FROM LAST WEEKEND? “There is absolutely nothing similar about Talladega and Darlington other than the fact that you turn left on both of them. This weekend will be a true test of our team and how well me and Jeremy Bullins (Crew Chief) can work together. You need a decent handling car at Darlington to have a shot at the win. The guys that get a car that can handle will be the ones racing for the win. So I’m pretty pumped to go there and see what we can do. It’s one of my favorite tracks. I’d love to make it two in a row this year.”
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Joey Logano will run a NASCAR Nationwide race in Iowa in June, the night before competing in a Sprint Cup event at Pocono.
The Iowa Speedway says Logano will return to its 0.875-mile track for its Nationwide opener on June 8. Logano beat Kevin Harvick in a K&N Pro Series race at Iowa in 2007 and led the first competitive lap ever run at the track as a 16-year-old in 2006.
MOTHER NATURE NOT A FAN: Joey Logano and Mother Nature might not be seeing eye-to-eye these days. Last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, Logano had raced his way up to third when rains came and set off a three-hour rain delay. However, the weather cleared up and the race resumed. And when it did, Logano continued to run up front before eventually succumbing to an engine issue that...
Penalties on the cars of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano remained largely unchanged Tuesday after Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrooke upheld fines and point penalties for unapproved rear-end housings on the two Penske Racing cars.
The No. 2 and No. 22 Ford’s of Penske Racing failed pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the NRA 500 run on April 13.
National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook on Tuesday upheld the fines and points penalties against Penske Racing but reduced the suspensions of seven crew members from six to two NASCAR Sprint Cup points races - a stretch including the All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18.
The Nos. 2 and 22 Penske Racing teams of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano...
Penske Racing has named Kevin Buskirk and Steve Reis as the interim crew chiefs for the Nos. 2 and 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup teams, respectively, starting this weekend at Darlington Raceway and through the next two weeks during the All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Penske Racing is operating without Brad Keselowski's crew chief Paul Wolfe and Joey Logano...
Penske Racing is reaching deep into its bench after NASCAR suspended seven of its employees.
NASCAR's chief appellate officer reduced the suspensions from six points races to two and the All-Star race. The suspensions begin this weekend at Darlington.
Penske vice president of operations Mike Nelson will replace Travis Geisler as competition director.
Test team manager Kevin...
Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will have new crew chiefs for the Saturday night race at Darlington Raceway.
Former Cup crew chief Wally Brown will call the shots for the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Matt Kenseth. Crew chief Jason Ratcliff was suspended by NASCAR after rods connecting to the engine on the race winning car from Kansas was found to be under weight. Ratcliff...
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Following a rule infraction that saw both Penske Racing teams (No. 2 and No. 22) rear-end parts confiscated, both the No. 2 team and No. 22 team faced 50-point penalties, and huge monetary fines as well, but possibly the most damaging part of the sanctions were the fact that both teams would...
Kyle Busch took the lead from Joey Logano 18 laps from the end to win his fifth Nationwide race this season and second in three years at Darlington Raceway on Friday night.
The victory also capped a dominant showing by the Busch boys at the track ''Too Tough To Tame.'' Older brother Kurt set a qualifying record to win the pole for the Southern 500 on Saturday night...
Penske Racing announced the team members that will be taking the place those suspended by NASCAR for the next two races. They were for infractions on the rear end of both Penske Racing cars at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Mike Nelson will take over as team manager.
For Brad Keselowski’s team, Kevin Buskirk will be crew chief, Jonathan Hassley will be race engineer, and Nick Hensley...
READING, Pa. – Penske Truck Rental is proud to announce a new fundraising effort to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign – to ensure that veterans with disabilities get the care, benefits and job opportunities they’ve earned and deserve.
Penske Truck Rental will invite its consumer rental customers to donate $1.00 to support Mission: ABLE when...