Logano takes Nationwide hot streak to Kentucky
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Joey Logano is very much looking forward to Friday night's Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
The 22-year-old Logano has been the hottest driver in the series so far this season, winning five times. He did not compete in last Saturday's road-course race at Road America, since the Sprint Cup Series was in Sonoma, CA.
Logano has won four of the last five Nationwide races he's entered. His winning momentum might very well continue at Kentucky, where he scored three victories in a row from 2008-10. Logano's streak there came to an end last year when he finished 10th.
"I enjoy the track, and I've been fortunate enough to have a lot of success there over the last couple of years in the Nationwide Series," said Logano, who's first career Nationwide win came at Kentucky. "It's one of those places that you just take to. Ever since I ran my first Nationwide race there back in 2008, I've just had a pretty good knack for Kentucky."
Logano is expected to make his 100th career start in Nationwide at Kentucky. He is one of five Sprint Cup regulars competing in this race. Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, who is Logano's teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski are the others. Keselowski is the defending race winner.
Despite a 15th-place finish at Road America, Elliott Sadler remained atop the Nationwide point standings. He holds an 11-point advantage over second-place and Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon, who is a rookie in the series this year. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the defending Nationwide champion, is now 23 behind.
After finishing fifth at Road America, Sam Hornish Jr. moved to within 34 points of leader Sadler. Hornish, the three-time IndyCar Series champion, will compete in a Nationwide race at Kentucky for the first time.
"Kentucky has been a great track for me in the past, as I have a couple of IndyCar victories there," he said. "Just like last weekend, this will be my first time racing a Nationwide Series car at this track, so I am looking forward to another strong finish."
Forty-six teams are on the preliminary entry list for the Feed the Children 300.
Series: NASCAR Nationwide. Date: Friday, June 29. Race: Feed the Children 300. Site: Kentucky Speedway. Track: 1.5-mile oval. Start time: 7:30 p.m. (et). Laps: 200. Miles: 300. 2011 Winner: Brad Keselowski. Television: ESPN 2. Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Satellite.
06/27 09:02:38 ET