Former NASCAR Cup Champ Joey Logano Eagerly Awaits 2021 Daytona 500 With 2nd Win in Sight

Published 01/18/2021, 1:10 PM EST
KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 10: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, walk on pit road during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway on in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


The 2021 Daytona 500 is barely a month away, and the excitement is slowly building up. Recently, NASCAR driver Joey Logano posted on social media and expressed his eagerness to race. The 2018 Cup Series champion is also the 2015 Daytona 500 winner, which pretty much explains why he is so keen to start racing.

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The 30-year-old is perfectly capable of winning, and he also has the car under him to do it. This is largely down to the fact that the Team Penske outfit is regarded as one of the best teams on the grid. Considering that at least two of their drivers are champions, the team is not one to be trifled with.

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Coming back to Joey Logano, he is keen to go racing after an incredible 2020 Cup Season. So, when the new season kicks off, he will be raring to hit the ground running.

How has Joey Logano performed at Daytona?

Aside from the 2015 win, Logano has generally performed well at the iconic track. In fact, from 2016 to 2019, he managed to place his car in the top 10. The Daytona triumph just adds to his 26 wins in the Cup Series, as well as 30 Xfinity wins. However, this time, he has to try and contend with reigning champion Chase Elliott.

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MARTINSVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 28: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, races Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Thomas Built Buses Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)logano

Joey Logano will also be wary of the likes of Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and many more. Even his teammate, Brad Keselowski, is a fierce contender. Also bearing in mind that they are new competitors like Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace, and many more.

Obviously, Logano’s first target is the Daytona 500, with the 2021 Cup Series playoffs following very shortly. In addition to that, he will want to make it into the Championship 4 for the third time in four years. Truthfully speaking, Logano has that capability, but there is a little element of luck involved in making the Championship 4.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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