Crunching The Numbers: Joey Logano

Joey Logano – #22 Team Penske Shell-Pennzoil Ford

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Standings: 6th

Points: 1,299

Bonus Points: 45

  • 25.00% of total possible bonus points

Starts: 36
Wins: 6
Poles: 6
DNFs: 0
Top 5s: 22
Top 10s: 28
Top 15s: 30

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Best Finish: 1st – 6 Times

  • Race 1: Daytona 500
  • Race 22: Cheez-It 355 – Watkins Glen
  • Race 24: Irwin Tools Night Race – Bristol
  • Race 30: Bank of America 400 – Charlotte
  • Race 31: Hollywood Casino 400 – Kansas
  • Race 32: Campingworld.com500 – Talladega

Best Start: 1st – 6 Times

  • Race 2: Folds Of Honor Quiktrip 500 – Atlanta
  • Race 6: STP 500 – Martinsville
  • Race 9: Toyota Owners 400 – Richmond,
  • Race 11: SpongeBob SquarePants 400 – Kansas,
  • Race 26: Federated Auto Parts 400 – Richmond
  • Race 33: Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 – Martinsville

Average Finish: 9.17 (2nd best)
Average Start: 6.92 (Best)

 

Laps Run: 10,256 (10th most)

  • 98.38% of total possible season laps

Miles Driven: 13,655 (4th most)

  • 98.86% of total possible miles

Laps Led: 1,431 (2nd most)

  • 13.73% of total possible season laps
Joey Logano's Finishes

Joey Logano’s Finishes

Logano 2 What can we say about Joey Logano’s season that hasn’t been stated over the course of the year? He won the first race of the season, he won an additional 5 races (including sweeping a round in the Chase) which makes him the winningest driver of the season, he had 0 DNFs (1 of only 3 drivers), 6 poles (which was also the most), and had as many top 10 finishes as Kevin Harvick. He started on the front row a whopping 13 times, in the top 5 22 times, and the top 10 27 times. His worst start of the season was 33rd in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. This was Joey Logano’s season from the start. Logano showed his muscles even before the Daytona 500 began with fantastic runs in the Sprint Unlimited and Budeweiser Duel. Once he got his Daytona 500 victory, he did not slow down one bit. His worst finish during the regular season was 40th, but his average finish was a very impressive 8.62, adding to his favoritism heading into the Chase. When you look at his entire season, he seemed to be setting personal records every weekend. With top 5s at both road courses, an average start on Intermediate tracks inside the top 4, and majority of finishes at each track type in the top 10, heck even top 5, no one seemed more ready to take the Championship at the end of the season.

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Once the Challenger Round began, there was no hiding the fact that Logano was still riding high. While he didn’t add a win during the first round, his average finish of 6.33 was surely enough to move him to the Contender Round. Everyone knew Logano was a force to be reckoned with. The Contender Round proved much too easy for Logano as he won all 3 races, stamping his name forever more into the Eliminator Round and continuing to show he is the driver to beat this season. Then, to everyone’s surprise, a 37th place finish at Martinsville followed by a 40th place finish at Texas left everyone scratching their heads and wondering if Logano could go to Phoenix and win his way to Homestead. Sadly, for the entire 22 crew, mother nature had other plans and while his finish of 3rd was the best in the Eliminator Round, it was far from enough to keep his title hopes alive. Joey Logano, the man with 6 victories and an average finish of 9.31 to date, was eliminated from the Chase. That may have dashed the dreams of the 22 crew, but Logano went to Homestead and drover his heart out to a 4th place finish, showing he would not be stopped by suffering a huge blow. All this means is that Logano will be back in 2016 with more passion and fire than ever and will be the driver to keep an eye out for once the green flag drops on the season.

Joey Logano's Finishes By Track Type

Joey Logano’s Finishes By Track Type

 

Type Starts Avg. Finish Avg. Start Wins Top 5s Top 10s Top 15s DNF
Intermediate 14 7.21 3.93 2 10 12 13 0
Restrictor Plate 4 14.25 17.25 2 2 2 2 0
Road Course 2 3.00 17.50 1 2 2 2 0
Short Track 10 12.10 4.00 1 5 7 8 0
Super Speedway 6 7.50 8.33 0 3 5 5 0

 

If I were to pick a pre-season title favorite, I would undoubtedly be choosing this driver. Logano showed so much strength this season that it is a shame he was not one of the final 4 drivers in Homestead with a shot at a Championship. But I see that as another reason why he will come back even stronger in 2016. Congratulations on the best season of your career Joey Logano, and may 2016 be that much better for you.

Ashley Hobbs

Birthday: 9 March 1989 (so I do not have to update my age each year)
Location: Florida (Jersey native, born and raised)

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