Joey Logano Looks For Sweep and Chase Spot In Pocono

Joey Logano is looking forward to repeat his successful run in Pocono.

Logano returns to Pocono Raceway as the winner of the inaugural Pocono 400 race from June. The race weekend in June was Logano’s best of the season, where it gave him a chance to qualify for his first chase appearance.

Back in June Logano broke the track record and won the pole position for the first 400-mile race. The weekend went so well for Logano that he ran within the top competitors all race long. Going into the final laps of the Pocono 400, Logano passed Mark Martin, who backed Logano entering into his NASCAR career, for the win.

The win at Pocono gave Logano the win that he was looking for since his first career cup victory at New Hampshire in 2009. The win at Pocono also gave Logano hope, and a chance to qualify to his first chase in his four seasons racing in the cup series.

Logano will be looking forward to sweep both races at a track that has been good to him in the past two seasons.

In the 2011 season Logano captured an 11th place finish in the first of two races, just one spot out of the top ten, The first of the two races last season was Logano’s best finish at the track prior to the 2012 season. In August of 2011 he was the fastest driver in the field and won the pole. Logano almost won the race in a rain delay, but once the race resumed he finished just outside of the top 20.

Heading into Pocono the second time around in 2012, Logano looks to repeat success at a track where his average finish is 18.0. In his seven past races at the Tricky Triangle, Logano has accomplished one top ten and one top five finish, which came in his June victory.

Logano is looking to secure his spot in the chase with a Pocono sweep, even if it means he has to bump out his teammate for the final spot.

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