For the second year in a row, Joey Logano could hand his team the owners’ championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Last season driving the No. 18 Toyota, Logano and crew chief Adam Stevens went to Victory Lane a total of seven times to give Joe Gibbs the prized owners’ championship title. This season, Logano is behind the wheel of the No. 22 for Penske Racing. With three victories, Logano and crew chief Jeremy Bullins sit just four points ahead of Kyle Busch and Gibbs for the 2013 title.
Busch’s 12 victories this season in the No. 54 Toyota give him a strong advantage over Logano. But if he can stay out of trouble and stay ahead of Busch on Saturday, Logano could deliver his second consecutive owners title, to two different owners. With the drivers championship also just a handful of points apart, we could be waiting until the checkered flag flies to see who comes out on top.
What would it mean for Logano to deliver back-to-back owners’ championships?
“Owners championship is important to sponsors, team members, road guys and 400 people that make a living and work at the shop on our cars,” Logano’s stated on his Facebook page.
Brad Keselowski has also had a hand in getting the No. 22 team to the top. With six victories of his own in the No. 22 this season, Keselowski has been an integral part of this championship battle with the No. 54.
Each sponsor and team member involved with the No. 22 Penske Ford would benefit from winning the owners’ championship and Logano would be happy to deliver it to his new team Saturday night.