How Joey Logano Responded to Criticism This Season to Have a Shot at His Second NASCAR Cup Series Title

November 6, 2020 6:30 pm

When he won the Playoff race at the Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano became an unlikely contender for the Final 4. However, he is one of 2 drivers in the ‘Final 4’ to win the Cup series.

Before the Kansas race, he was lingering on the tail of the Top-8 but took an unexpected victory at the Kansas Speedway.

Criticism aside, Joey Logano is far from a ‘bad driver’. Sure, he may have made a lot of enemies because of his aggressive driving and unapologetic nature, but he is an excellent driver. His Cup Series championship in 2018 is more than enough proof of his prowess behind the wheel.

In the 2020 season, Joey Logano notched up 3 wins, including the all-important Kansas win. The other two came at Las Vegas and Phoenix itself.

This could potentially mean that he stands a very good chance of winning the championship. That win in Phoenix is also his second ever win at the track, which only increases his chances.

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Can Joey Logano clinch his second Cup Series title?

Contrary to popular belief, Logano has put in a respectable performance in the 2020 season. Aside from the 3 wins, he has registered 17 Top-10 finishes.

In fact, he placed his #22 Penske car in the Top-10 for 6 consecutive races. The Kansas win certainly instilled plenty of confidence and a slap to the face of his critics.

Oct 18, 2020; Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) leads the field during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

When he spoke about all the criticism, he said, “I don’t deserve anything. I just go out there and do my job. It’s not about that. Honestly, I don’t care. I hate saying that because it comes across like a jerk.”

The real question is, can Joey Logano keep his nose clean during the race and finish ahead of his rivals? However, if a non-Championship 4 driver wins the race, then everything will boil down to who crosses the line first.

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Dhruv George

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. He has been an ardent follower of motorsports sport since 2001, holding Carlos Sainz Jr. and McLaren in high regard.

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