At the Kansas Speedway, Joey Logano seized victory and secured his slot in the Championship 4. Surprisingly, he maintained a don’t care attitude to the win.
He insisted, “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.”
He expressed that others’ views about him or his team do not matter to him. What matters to him was what they think of themselves.
Speaking about the win itself and qualifying for the Final 4, he said, “I think it means a lot. If I’m being honest, I think it does.
“You’re not trying to throw together a last-minute championship car for Phoenix, cause you’re trying to build so many other ones. It gives the team time to focus on a car that can really put us in a position to win.”
Logano insisted that they need to prioritize getting into the championship first. Considering how that is out of the way, the team will train their focus on the Phoenix race.
With the Kansas race done and dusted, 7 Playoffs races are now complete. On the outside, this seems like an insignificant statistic; however, it turns out that on 4 occasions, the winner of the 7th playoff race has gone on to win the Cup Series Championship.
Interestingly, Joey Logano was the last driver to achieve this back in 2018. At that time, he had won the 7th playoff race at the Martinsville Speedway. With that said, could Joey Logano repeat that feat in 2020?
Admittedly, it is a bit of a stretch considering Kevin Harvick’s dominance. However, stranger things have happened in motorsport; therefore, only time will tell whether the 30-year-old can emerge as the victor.
This is Logano’s 3rd win in the 2020 season and one of his wins came at the Phoenix Raceway. Coincidentally, the season finale of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series will be held at the Phoenix Raceway.
If Logano can repeat his success at Phoenix, he could very well be crowned as the champion.