Driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion
Joey Logano's career took off quickly, right from the start. When he was just 19 years old, he became the youngest winning driver in Sprint Cup history, and he’s been flying on the track ever since. Pennzoil, alongside Shell, is proud to serve as the primary sponsor for Logano. Pennzoil works with Team Penske and Roush Yates Engines to create an oil that's formulated to exceed expectations and hold up for over 500 miles at extremely high temperatures.
Recent NASCAR Career
The 2014 season proved to be a landmark year for Logano, as he transitioned from a hard-nosed competitor to one of the frontrunners to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. By season's end, Logano helped drive the already legendary Team Penske to a historical year, racking up five wins, 16 top-five finishes, 22 top-10 results, 993 laps led, and the best average start (9.8) and average finish (11.3) numbers of his career.
These impressive results kept him in the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase until the very last race. He took the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion to the front of the pack for most of the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a late pit stop issue caused him to fall back from the pack. Despite this, he ended the season with an impressive 4th place in the Sprint Cup standings. Logano took this momentum into his next season, winning the first race of the season, the prestigious Daytona 500, and ensuring his place in the elimination round of the Sprint Cup in 2015. Logano would go on to a career year in 2015 with six Sprint Cup wins, 22 top five finishes, and 28 top ten results. During the season, Logano managed to secure victories on all types of tracks on the circuit: super speedway, road course intermediate track, and shorttrack, and his average starting position was 6.9, the highest among all active drivers.
The 2016 Season
With 26 top 10 finishes, 16 top five finishes and four victories, Joey Logano was exceptional in 2016. Steadily delivering strong results with first place finishes at Charlotte, Michigan, Talladega and Phoenix, Logano proved again and again that he can consistently compete with the best drivers NASCAR has to offer.
After an electrifying and momentum shifting victory in the penultimate race of The Chase in Phoenix, Logano eventually finished 2nd place in The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, narrowly losing to 7-time champion Jimmie Johnson in the season finale at Homestead-Miami in a race that came down to the wire.
The final round of The Chase is reserved for drivers who proved all season to be a cut above the rest of the competition. Logano’s 14 wins since 2014 ties him with Jimmie Johnson as the most in NASCAR, and firmly entrenches No 22 at the top of the sport – and Pennzoil is proud to be a part of it.
Stay tuned to watch his momentum carry him forward in 2017 in what is sure to be another exhilarating season.