Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/9/14
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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