By: Pete Pistone – @PPistone | MRN.com on October thirteen, 2017 | 2:forty two P.M. EST&#thirteen;
Joey Logano can win his third consecutive Alabama 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
Joey Logano can win his third consecutive Alabama 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Workforce Penske driver has been probably the greatest restrictor-plate racers within the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection in recent times. He has a shot so as to add to that fame on Sunday.
Logano chalks up his success to numerous elements.
“We’ve honed in on our strengths once we come to the superspeedways,” he stated. “You should have good communication between your self and your spotter, and attempt to make the appropriate selections – when to push, when to make the large strikes, when to relax out and be sure to have one thing to race with on the finish.
“With out sounding too primary, these are the primary issues that make good speedway racers. Each transfer comes with a danger. Weighing danger vs. reward in a tenth of a second is the toughest – however most necessary – half.”
Whereas profitable the race is No. 1 on Logano’s listing of objectives, so is doing no matter he can to help teammate Brad Keselowski’s playoff hopes in addition to affiliate Ryan Blaney with the Wooden Brothers. Logano didn’t make this yr’s playoff grid however believes he can nonetheless be impactful to the general objective for the workforce.
“We need to place ourselves to win the race,” he stated, “to attempt to make it three in a row for the autumn race. However we additionally need to work along with our teammates and ensure they rating good factors for the playoffs.”
Like most groups, Logano’s has already began work on 2018. However he says there’s nonetheless a lot to realize this yr.
“We nonetheless have fairly a couple of races with a chance to win and we have to reap the benefits of that,” Logano stated. “We don’t hand over on this yr. We need to construct momentum for subsequent yr so by being on the racetrack, we’re gonna attempt to make all the things we will out of it. And we have to perceive the modifications we’re gonna need to make to be extra profitable subsequent yr.”
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