2015 Season in Review: Joey Logano

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Joey Logano

CREW CHIEF: Todd Gordon

TEAM: Team Penske

POINTS: 6th

WINS: 6 (Daytona I, Watkins Glen, Bristol II, Charlotte II, Kansas II, Talladega II)

Top 5s: 22 (career best)

TOP 10s: 28 (career best)

LAPS LED: 1, 431 (career best)

POLES: 6 (Atlanta, Martinsville I, Richmond I, Kansas I, Richmond II, Martinsville II)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Logan started things off right, winning his first Daytona 500, the second for owner Roger Penske … At Watkins Glen, Logano slipped by Kevin Harvick, who was running out of gas, on the last corner and to win the race. He led only the last lap … Logano became the only driver to sweep an entire round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, winning all three races of the second round … Made it to the third round before eliminated … Earned more than two poles in a season for first time in his career.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Depending on who you ask it either went wrong when Logano spun Matt Kenseth in the fall Kansas race or when Kenseth plowed Logano into a wall at Martinsville two weeks later … A week after Martinsville, a tire disintegrated in the early laps at Texas and sent Logano to the garage for repairs … After winning the Daytona 500, Logano didn’t visit victory lane for 21 races.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: Will return as one of the drivers to beat, something many wouldn’t have believed just three years ago. Enters his eighth full-time season with 14 wins, 11 of which came in the last two seasons.