Logano produced another strong season in 2019, as he and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/AAA/Autotrader/MoneyLion Ford Mustang team scored two wins, two poles, 12 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes. While Logano ultimately finished fifth in the series championship standings, he and the No. 22 team spent the majority of the season positioned among the top two in Cup Series points. The team focused on consistency and earning stage points, scoring more through the entire season than any other competitor. Those points kept the team poised to make a deep playoff run, even when mechanical failures or on-track incidents could have brought a premature end to the No. 22 Ford's title hopes. Logano advanced to the Playoffs Round of 8, for the fifth time in six seasons, but the No. 22 team was not able to advance to the Championship 4 in the season finale to defend his 2018 series title.
As the team embarks on its quest to win a second title in 2020, Logano will work with a new crew chief and a new team around him that also brings a championship resume to the garage. Paul Wolfe is in his 10th season with Team Penske and after overseeing more than 30 wins and 20 pole positions while leading the No. 2 team to the 2012 Cup Series title, Wolfe and his crew transition to the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/AAA/Auto Club of Southern California/Autotrader/MoneyLion Ford Mustang to work with Logano this season.
Logano hopes this season can mirror the magical 2018 campaign, which featured consistent production from the first green flag at Daytona in February. Logano and the No. 22 Ford team secured three top-five and eight top-10 finishes before claiming its first victory at Talladega Superspeedway in April to reserve a spot in the NASCAR Playoffs. The Talladega victory also ended a nearly year-long winless drought for Logano, his longest since joining Team Penske in 2013.
In 2018, Logano and the Shell-Pennzoil team put the garage on notice on Ford Championship Weekend in Miami as he paced both practices on Saturday, earned a top-five starting position and battled with the "Big Three" all afternoon. Following a late-race caution flag, the stage was set as all four title contenders lined up in positions one through four. With 12 laps remaining, Logano initiated a daring pass to the outside of Martin Truex Jr. entering Turn 1, as he secured the lead and drove away to his 21st career victory and first career Cup Series Championship. Team Penske hopes the title is the first of many for Logano with the organization as the popular NASCAR star will race the Shell-Pennzoil Ford for the team through at least the 2022 season.
Logano joined Team Penske in 2013 after producing a pair of victories in his first four NASCAR Cup Series seasons under the pressure of being identified as one of the sport's fastest rising stars. Since he took his place behind the wheel of the No. 22 Ford, Logano has earned 21 wins - including at least one victory for seven consecutive seasons, won the Daytona 500 (2015), produced Team Penske's second-ever Cup Series title and earned a spot in the Playoffs six of the last seven years.
In his first season with the team in 2013, Logano earned one victory, two pole positions and 12 top-10 finishes. He enjoyed a breakout year in 2014, when he scored five wins, 16 top-five finishes, 22 top-10 results and led 993 laps of competition. Logano won a series-high six races in 2015, including the biggest event of the season - the Daytona 500. He went on to record five more victories, including an incredible sweep of the Playoff Round of 12 by winning at Charlotte, Kansas and Talladega. During the 2016 season, Logano won three races and made his second appearance in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as he finished second in the final Cup Series standings - his best-ever finish at that point of his career. Though he didn't advance to the Playoffs in 2017, Logano still produced a race victory at Richmond and 10 top-five finishes. The disappointment of not making the post-season fueled the fire for the No. 22 team's amazing run to the 2018 title.
Away from the race track, Logano and his wife Brittany were honored with the 2018 Comcast Community Champion of the Year award in Miami for their charitable efforts with the Joey Logano Foundation. Entering 2020, the Foundation has contributed over $2.9 million to organizations that provide second chances to kids and young adults in crisis. In addition to his charity work, Logano owns and operates Clutch Studios in Huntersville, NC, a state-of-the-art facility that the NASCAR industry continues to call home for partner production shoots and other commercial needs.
Logano also enjoys spending time with his wife and two-year old son Hudson, with the family's new addition expected in May of 2020.
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