NASCAR Champion Joey Logano
LOGANO CAPTURES SECOND NASCAR CUP SERIES TITLE IN FOUR YEARS, POWERED BY PENNZOIL SYNTHETIC TECHNOLOGY
Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang race team finished the season where they began - in victory lane. Logano, capped off the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) season with his second championship title in four years following Sunday’s victory at Phoenix Raceway in the NASCAR Championship Race.
Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Team Penske race team delivered what was needed to take home the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship on Sunday at Phoenix – a dominating performance. Logano won the pole and led the most laps in the race (187 of 312) before taking his fourth checkered flag of the season and third at the 1-mile Arizona speedway.
This was Logano’s third win at Phoenix and 31st of his career. Logano began the year by winning the Busch Light Clash in Los Angeles’ Memorial Coliseum — the first win for NASCAR’s Next Gen race car that debuted this year.
Logano, who began his career in 2009 as the NCS “Rookie of the Year” is clearly building a Hall of Fame resume in NASCAR’s top division. This was Logano and the Shell-Pennzoil race team’s fifth time qualifying for the “Championship 4” since joining Team Penske in 2013 (2014, ’16, ’18, ’20, ’22). The 2022 title is Logano’s second after earning his first career NCS title following the 2018 season and the first for Shell and Pennzoil as primary sponsors.
The 2022 season also saw Team Penske capture the NTT INDYCAR SERIES crown with Will Power, winning both championships in the same year in their 56-year history, and becoming the only race team to accomplish that feat - with Pennzoil Synthetics powering and protecting the engines in both series.
The Pennzoil Synthetic race oil in the No. 22 car is formulated using a revolutionary process which converts pure natural gas into high quality full synthetic base oil. In addition to blending a unique formulation for the Ford engine, Shell scientists collaborate with Team Penske engineers week to week to optimize engine performance.
“We really couldn’t do what we do, including competing for wins and championships, without the relationship we have with the scientists and everyone at Shell,” said Travis Geisler, Director of Competition at Team Penske. “When we ask to get something out of the motor oil that we put in our engines each and every week, they do whatever it takes to give us optimum performance, efficiency and reliability. It is that unique relationship that goes beyond having their name on the side of our car that makes what we do possible.”
Logano Key Accomplishments
- 2018 and 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Champion
- 2015 Daytona 500 Champion
- Five appearances in the NASCAR Championship 4 (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022)
- 31 career NASCAR Cup Series victories entering 2023
- One of four drivers to win 25 NASCAR Cup Series Victories before the age of 30
- One of six drivers to win a Daytona 500, NASCAR Cup Series Championship and Rookie of the Year
- 30 career NASCAR Xfinity Series victories entering 2021
- Youngest winner in NASCAR Cup Series (19 years, 35 days)
- Youngest winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series history (18 years, 21 days)
- 2009 NASCAR Cup Series “Rookie of the Year”