Of all the drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, no one's come farther this season than Joey Logano.
For four years, Logano struggled in the shadows of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin at Joe Gibbs Racing, winning only twice and never cracking the top 15 in points. Frankly, in his last two seasons with JGR, Logano showed little, if any, progress.
That all changed this year with Logano's move to Penske Racing.
Heading into Saturday night's 26th and final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season, Logano sits eighth in points and in very, very good shape to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup for the first time.
It is a fascinating story on several levels: Logano is likely to make the Chase while teammate and defending series champion Brad Keselowski almost certainly won't. Logano's move to Penske helped him, helped the team and it even helped his old team, because the man who replaced him at JGR, Matt Kenseth, leads the Sprint Cup Series with five race victories.
And, oh ...