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Old 09-05-2012, 01:05 PM
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Penske Racing announced yesterday that Joey Logano will pilot the 22 Shell-Pennzoil sponsored Ford in the beginning in the 2013 season.

Matt Kenseth will be taking over driving duties in the number 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs wanted to keep Logano, but wasn't able to secure sponsorship for a 4th Sprint cup team.Logano was offered a full time ride with Gibbs in the Nationwide Series where he has been very successful this year, but he wanted a full time ride in the cup series. This should be a great fit for both Logano and also Penske Racing as well as a sigh of relieve (hopefully) for the Penske team.

Penske Racing has lost 2 drivers in the 22 car in the past year, the first being Kurt Busch, who was released due to issues with the media. A.J Allmendinger was then hired to take the drivers seat, but then was released from the team after failing a drug test earlier this year.

AT 22 years old Logano is really starting to mature as a driver, and I thinks will be a great addition to the team. He always has a smile on his face when he talks to the media, and he is starting to show that he can get the job done in the cup series.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:42 AM
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I think Logano will never be anything more than a good nationwide driver. The guy was supposed to be the next big thing... He's a total bust. Should have just taken the nationwide deal where he would actually compete for a championship. I think he moved into cup way to quick. He will never win a cup championship.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:01 AM
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I think Logano will never be anything more than a good nationwide driver. The guy was supposed to be the next big thing... He's a total bust. Should have just taken the nationwide deal where he would actually compete for a championship. I think he moved into cup way to quick. He will never win a cup championship.
He was (and still is) pretty young when Joe Gibbs signed him on. He's really good in the Nationwide series, he may be starting to figure out the cup cars, we'll have to wait and see what happens at Penske with him.
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I know he is still young but he hasn't shown anything to validate that he will be a championship contender in the coming years. I personally think he is a joke and should go back to nationwide. Plus, he's a baby.
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I like him as a driver, and is more than likely going to be better all around than the two previous drivers before him.
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I like him as a driver, and is more than likely going to be better all around than the two previous drivers before him.
Most likely. But I can't see him doing any better than 15th in points. They would have been better off signing vickers. I think he has like 5 top fives in 7 races
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Penske Racing announced yesterday that Joey Logano will pilot the 22 Shell-Pennzoil sponsored Ford in the beginning in the 2013 season.

Matt Kenseth will be taking over driving duties in the number 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs wanted to keep Logano, but wasn't able to secure sponsorship for a 4th Sprint cup team.Logano was offered a full time ride with Gibbs in the Nationwide Series where he has been very successful this year, but he wanted a full time ride in the cup series. This should be a great fit for both Logano and also Penske Racing as well as a sigh of relieve (hopefully) for the Penske team.

Penske Racing has lost 2 drivers in the 22 car in the past year, the first being Kurt Busch, who was released due to issues with the media. A.J Allmendinger was then hired to take the drivers seat, but then was released from the team after failing a drug test earlier this year.

AT 22 years old Logano is really starting to mature as a driver, and I thinks will be a great addition to the team. He always has a smile on his face when he talks to the media, and he is starting to show that he can get the job done in the cup series.
That's not quite right, you have it backwards a bit. Joey Lagano will be driving the #2 car and Brad Keslowski will be driving the #22 instead. That's what both of them said on Nascar raceday last night. Roger Penske will also be using Ford instead of Chrysler. Roger decided to change things around a bit at the absolute last minute.
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