NASCAR Champion Joey Logano
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Pennzoil Testimonial ft. Joey Logano TRANSCRIPT
Close up of Joey Logano carrying his race helmet walking into a garage where his race car is parked.
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Close up of Joey Logano speaking
NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPION
Joey Logano: If you asked me six months before the end of the season, “did I feel like we had a championship year going?” I would say no.
Joey Logano’s race car speeding around a racetrack
Race Announcer: Last thing Joey Logano wants to see now is the yellow.
Joey Logano is back in the garage still approaching his race car
Joey Logano: We may not have had the most playoff points throughout the season...
Closeup of Joey Logano shifting gears in his race car
Joey Logano:...but we were there when it counted.
Closeup of Joey Logano’s race car approaching the finish line
Announcer: First ever, cup series championship, it’s Joey Logano who wins!
A man waves a checkered flag at the finish line
Joey Logano in his car, cheering
Joey Logano sitting and talking
Joey Logano: The excitement of winning the championship –
Joey Logano’s team celebrating at the race track
Joey Logano: you can’t put the emotions into words.
Joey Logano’s team tuning up the car during a race
Joey Logano: You refine so much to build an amazing race car. Whether it’s the body, the motor, the oil, so you’re trying to find just a little bit more to be able to our stuff right to the edge.
DIRECTOR OF COMPETITION, TEAM PENSKE
Travis Geisler speaking
Travis Geisler: Certain game-changing technologies that come along with racing. Synthetics are certainly one of those, and Shell Pennzoil has taken that a whole other level by making oil from natural gas.
Joey Logano’s race car speeding around the track
Travis Geisler: From a temperature-reliability standpoint, we were able to really make a step in performance to put ourselves ahead of the rest.
Cars speeding around a racetrack
Sound of race cars speeding around a racetrack
Joey Logano: Towards the end of the race, we put some tape on the grill of the car, which really adds a lot of aero downforce, but it also adds a lot of temperature to your motor.
Travis Geisler: We actually got ourselves over limit by around 30 degrees.
Joey Logano: My dash was lighting up like a Christmas tree. There’s lights flashing, things going everywhere.
Joey’s car racing and lights flashing
Travis Geisler: Motor oil is really important. But Homestead was really an example to us of how it made the difference.
Joey’s car racing throughout
Race Announcer: Here comes Logano!
Joey on a podium after winning the championship, and holds up trophy in a crowd
Joey Logano: To be able to stay where we are right now on the top of our sport, we need to continue to innovate. And with Pennzoil on our side, we have an advantage over everybody on the racetrack.
Cars racing and people cheering
Joey Logano: Winning is proof that everything we put into this, is worth it.
Race Announcer: He’ll take the lead as they go down the backstretch.
Joey Logano: The Proof is in the Pennzoil
Title card that displays THE PROOF IS IN THE PENNZOIL
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 NASCAR Cup history. Now, he is the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion. Pennzoil, alongside Shell, is proud to be trusted 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 for protection and performance 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, Joey Logano helped drive the already legendary Team Penske to a historic 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 NASCAR Playoffs until the very last race, and he ended the season with an impressive 4th place in the standings. Logano took this momentum into his next season by winning the first race of the season, the prestigious Daytona 500, and ensuring his place in the 2015 NASCAR Playoffs. Logano would go on to a career-high year in 2015 with six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup wins, 22 top-five finishes, and 28 top-10 results. During the season, Logano managed to secure victories on all types of tracks on the circuit: superspeedway, road course, intermediate track, and short track, and his average starting position was 6.9, the highest among all active drivers that season.
In 2016, after an electrifying and momentum-shifting victory in the penultimate race of The Playoffs in Phoenix, Logano finished 2nd place in the NASCAR Championship, narrowly losing to seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson. In the season finale race, it came down to the final laps of the race to determine the championship.
Logano continued to push performance in 2017 with 17 top-10 finishes, 10 top-five finishes, his career-first victory at The Clash at Daytona to start the season…and a win in the spring at Richmond. Logano proves year after year he can consistently compete with the best drivers NASCAR has to offer.
In 2018, Joey Logano won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, passing Martin Truex Jr. in lap 12 of the final sprint for the cup.