Joey Logano is of the opinion that he has the team over the other three teams competing for the Cup Series championship.
The road to championship 4 is set. Logano will be joined by Christopher Bell, Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain for the title at Phoenix Raceway.
While Logano booked his place by winning the first race of the Round of 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the other three drivers had to wait until the final race of the round to claim a spot. Bell came by securing the victory at that race, while Elliott and Chastain advanced on points.
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Given that Logano was already secure about his place in Phoenix, he had the time to already start preparing for the final race. And because of this, the No. 22 Team Penske driver is optimistic about winning his second Cup Series championship this weekend.
“We’ve had two and a half weeks to think about nothing but Phoenix, and if you only have a certain amount of time in a day and everybody else had to focus in on Miami and Martinsville to get there. Where we had one quick conversation, oh yeah let’s do that, that’s fine, what about Phoenix and we kept going on. That’s where my mind had been these two weeks.
“These guys just got done racing at Martinsville and the cars gotta be loaded up Wednesday afternoon, you don’t have time. Meanwhile, your drivers are doing media, like we are right now. All day today, got media all day Thursday. they don’t have the time for the meetings and to have the talk about the little details. That’s what it’s going to come down to, that’s what this race is about.”
“They are all gonna be fast, all four or five of us are gonna be fast on the racetrack. The people, the human element is going to be the difference that’s gonna win the championship and we have the advantage, it’s plain and simple. We do, we’ve been here five times, we’ve won, we’ve lost, and we’ve learned every time and we have a two-week advantage over everybody… We are in a position to win this thing this year.”
While Logano is right that he has a certain advantage, but how much can he make of it remains to be seen.