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Topic - Joey Logano
When Brad Keselowski blew past Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the backstretch of the final lap to win Sunday, many concerns about NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship rules also got left in the dust.
Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano lined up directly behind Kevin Harvick and followed him nose-to-tail around the track and across the line for the final restart. He was stalking the leader, looking for what he knew would be his only chance to snatch the victory away from Harvick.
Coming off a disappointing finish at the Daytona 500, Harvick had the fastest car in practice and kept it rolling in the race, leading 224 of 312 laps on the odd-shaped mile oval.
Kevin Harvick had a nice send-off with Richard Childress Racing, winning his penultimate race with the team at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kyle Busch didn't mind the rain that ended the race early.
A few drivers, like Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, raced onto the track to get in their qualifying sessions. Others waited, some nearly 10 minutes, before heading out for the first time.
Just five months ago, Denny Hamlin could barely get in his race car at his home track in Richmond without first stopping at the care center for treatment on his aching back.
Five things to know about what's going on at Daytona International Speedway in advance of the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday:
The first full practice for the Daytona 500 ended early Wednesday after rookie Parker Kligerman's airborne car ripped out a chunk of the grandstand fence.
Engine troubles during the day, wrecked cars at night.
Given what Denny Hamlin overcame last season, it's no wonder he won a race of attrition to start the new year.
Carl Edwards said NASCAR is taking the wrong approach in its effort to draw more fans to the race track.
The greatest driver to never win a NASCAR championship treated the season finale as if it was the last race of his career.
The greatest driver to never win a NASCAR championship is treating the season finale as if it's the last race of his career.
"To have a Penske front row the last two weekends at two completely different racetracks just goes to show how hard these guys have been working," Logano said. "When you work hard, results come. Obviously we haven't won on Sunday yet, so we've got to figure out the big show, but we've had good speed in our cars."
"It gets crazy out there," said Logano, who earned his eighth career pole. "I think it's way cooler than old-style qualifying, don't get me wrong. It's awesome. ... We're all learning right now. It's all new to us, but we're having fun with it. I enjoy it. I think it's cool."