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Joey Logano talks with the media at Championship 4 Media Day.
At 24-years-old, Joey Logano enters the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the youngest driver eligible for the Sprint Cup championship and as the only Ford driver.
If the second year Team Penske driver wins the title this season, he would become the third-youngest champion in Sprint Cup Series history.
While he was 22nd in first practice, Logano qualified ninth for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. Logano talked about his qualifying run Friday in the media center, saying he preferred race trim.
“Overall we were able to rebound off a car that didn't seem to be too fast in qualifying trim, and we qualified halfway decent there in ninth, and we'll be able to race up from there,” Logano said. “I feel like my car was a little better in race trim than it was in qualifying trim for sure.”
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Joey Logano at Phoenix International Raceway.
In five starts at Homestead-Miami, Logano has posted one-top ten finish, an eighth in last year’s event. Logano sat on the pole in the 2012 event.
But compared to the fellow championship competitors, Logano’s 20.8 average finish at Homestead-Miami is the worst among the four. Yet, the team’s test at the track a few weeks ago may give Logano confidence for this weekend’s race.
“I felt confident coming into this racetrack, and after our test I thought it went well,” Logano said. “I may have lost a little bit after we switched to qualifying trim, but we're back, and I feel about the same as we did when we walked in this morning, with a positive attitude.”