There was a time earlier this season when it seemed Joey Logano was going to win again after the Daytona 500. The Team Penske driver looked composed during nearly every race, but simply couldn’t clinch that second checkered flag.
Logano responded last Sunday. And there’s no reason to believe he can’t do it again in Michigan.
Sure, Logano benefited from Kevin Harvick running out of fuel, but let’s just call it karma. After all, it was Logano the weekend prior that lost the lead late in similar fashion at Pocono. That would have been good for his eighth top five in the last nine races.
One of those top fives was at Michigan, where he finished fifth in June. The No. 22 machine only led seven laps in that MIS race, but has led 161 over the last five races. Since his switch over to Penske, no driver has led more laps in the Great Lake State than Logano with 194 over the last five starts.
Don’t worry about the updated rules package either. During the previous race with these high-drag cars, Logano finished second and led 28 laps. On a more wide open track coupled with his recent success. look for Logano to post similar results on Sunday.
Oh, then there’s the fact that he comes in at $1,000 less than Harvick, the highest-priced driver this weekend. By saving salary cap room with Logano, DraftKings owners can afford other top-tier drivers like Brad Keselowski or Kurt Busch.
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