“You Want to Say You’ve Won” – Joey Logano on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Published 08/13/2021, 6:44 AM EDT
Feb 28, 2021; Homestead, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) leads Brad Keselowski (2) during the Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is arguably one of the most iconic race venues in all of motorsports. This is especially true for NASCAR and IndyCar, and the same can be said for Daytona. Recently, Penske driver Joey Logano spoke about the prestige of winning at such a  venue.

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He said, “Indy is as big [as Daytona], if not bigger. I feel like it’s a track that everyone in the world wants to say they’ve won at. In the history of the Brickyard, it’s incredible. All you have to do is go through the museum when you’re there one day, and say ‘Wow! This is a sacred place’.

“Whether you’re on the oval or you’re on the road course or in a stock car, IndyCar or a tricycle, you want to say you’ve won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

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Joey Logano is looking forward to the rest of the season

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Obviously, the Team Penske driver will want to triumph at the track. To many American racing drivers, there is no bigger honor than to win the race and kiss the iconic bricks. While IndyCar has its famous Indianapolis 500, NASCAR’s marquee event at the track is the Brickyard 400.

Apr 10, 2021; Martinsville, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin (11) leads Joey Logano (22) during the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Interestingly, the event only made its NASCAR debut in 1994, but the track is still steeped in history. While Logano surely knows what it means to win at Indianapolis, he is yet to experience it for himself. The only Team Penske winner till date is Brad Keselowski in 2018.

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Of course, the grid for this weekend’s race has not been released yet, but Logano will be in the mix. However, he will have to contend with his teammates, the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and the Hendrick Motorsports drivers for the win.

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Dhruv George

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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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