2018 Cup Season in Review: Joey Logano
CREW CHIEF: Todd Gordon
TEAM: Team Penske
WINS: Three (Talladega I, Martinsville II and Miami)
LAPS LED: 934 (Most since 1,431 in 2015)
TOP 5s: 13 (Second fewest since 2014)
TOP 10s: 26 (Tied for second most in career)
POLES: One (Kansas II)
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Delivered Team Penske its second Cup title, joining Brad Keselowski’s title in 2012 ... Earned Penske its sixth Talladega win since 2014 ... Won the title after failing to make the playoffs in 2017 ... Earned first Martinsville win after contact with Martin Truex Jr. on last lap allowed him to take the lead ... Passed Truex with 11 laps to go in Miami and went on to win race and title ... Miami win made Team Penske the only Cup team with a win on every active Cup track ...
WHAT WENT WRONG: Suffered three DNFs (Daytona II, Watkins Glen and Phoenix II) ... Led a race-high 100 laps at Kansas II but finished eighth ... Had an 11-race stretch from the Coke 600 to the second Michigan race where he failed to finish in the top five.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2019: Logano enters his seventh season with Penske, all of which have been spent with crew chief Todd Gordon. They are the second longest tenured driver-crew chief pairing in Cup. 2019 will represent the start of Logano’s second decade as a full-time Cup driver.