Is Joey Logano a Serious Contender To Make The 2010 Chase?

Travis SmithAnalyst IIMarch 3, 2010

CONCORD, NC - OCTOBER 16:  Joey Logano, driver of the #20 Home Depot Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on October 16, 2009 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The 2009 season for young Joey Logano was about learning how to man handle the Sprint Cup cars and to become a serious contender week in and week out. In June, Logano won a rain shortened race last at New Hampshire International Speedway, just one of the many times he ran well last year. When 2010 started people thought he would be a top 20 car each week but he has surpassed all expectations so far.

After three races he has one top five and two top 10 finishes and is currently in the top 12 in points. He actually leads his other Joe Gibbs Racing teammates. 

Two weeks ago at the Auto Club Speedway Logano earned a fifth place and then finishing sixth this past Sunday at Las Vegas. Being called “Sliced Bread” because he was suppose to be the best thing, he is now starting to run like that, and people are really starting to believe that he could make the Chase this season.

Of course, there have been moments where Logano has been pushed around in the NASCAR world by veterans and young guns but he's now starting to hold his own by running well and being a very well likeable guy in the garage.

Even fans are starting to get behind this young man but do you think that Joey Logano will actually make the Chase and win races this year?

Let me know by your comments and your vote in the poll.


Career Stats: One Win, four top fives, nine top 10s, and the 2009 Sprint Cup Series Rookie Of The Year.