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Can Joey Logano pull off the upset?

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This week, NASCAR’s top series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This race marks the second of the Playoffs, and drivers will be racing door to door for every spot. Though the championship is on the line, other drivers are just there to race. One of those drivers is Joey Logano, who wants to prove he’s still a threat. Logano hasn’t had the best season, but has certainly shown he has speed again.

Joey Logano’s Loudon Stats

Joey Logano, a Middletown, Connecticut native, has had great runs at New Hampshire. In his 18 career starts at the Magic Mile, he’s won twice. Furthermore, he’s captured 6 top 5’s, and 8 top 10’s. Joey Logano has also shown his strength at the track by leading over 100 laps.

Logano first visited the Magic Mile at the age of 5. He’s always expressed how much he favors racing at Loudon.

“I want to race here three or four times a year,” he told USA Today in July. He was referencing the schedule change for 2018 that will move New Hampshire to only one race a season. The track that will replace it on the schedule is Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Nevada track will receive a second race for the 2018 season. As a result, the Loudon race will become a regular season race only. It won’t be in the Playoffs.

Finally Found Speed

There’s no secret that this season has not been the best for Logano. After he got his one and only race win at Richmond, the 22’s performance has been poor. To make matters worse, that particular win was ruled encumbered, so he didn’t receive a post season invite. Recently though, it seems the 22 team has found something. The team just missed a Playoff birth when they finished 2nd at Richmond two weeks ago. They also showed signs of speed last weekend at Chicago. The team finished that race highest of non-Playoff drivers in 7th. They may have found some much needed momentum to hold the lobster in victory lane Sunday.

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