Joey Logano punches ticket to Championship Four
Nov 02, 2018
Driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion drives to victory lane, powered by Shell technology, at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, October 28th. Logano’s second win of the 2018 season secures a spot in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Four at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18th.
Houston – October 29, 2018. Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion team capped an action-packed race with a nail-biting win at the First Data 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. Powered by Shell technology under the hood, Logano held off a tough field of competitors, and scored his first win at Martinsville, ensuring a berth in the Championship Four at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“That was just a hard, great race,” said Logano after the win. “It was NASCAR racing at its finest, and it feels really great to know we’r e taking our Number 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford to Homestead. This was definitely a team effort and I’m excited that we were able to make it happen and keep advancing in the series.”
Logano and Team Penske continue to run at the top the charts. This win at Martinsville Speedway brings the total wins for Logano and the Number 22 team to 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins together.
“We really couldn’t do what we do, including winning here at Martinsville Speedway and moving on to Homestead, 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 just beyond having their name on the side of our car that makes what we do possible.”< /span>
Logano’s win at the First Data 500 brings Team Penske a total combined 502 wins, 576 pole positions and 32 national championships. Beginning as Roger Penske Racing in 1966, competing in sports car and endurance events, Team Penske has grown into one of the most successful racing teams – and sports teams - in the world with nearly 100 drivers turning a lap in competition for Team Penske.
For more information about the Shell-Pennzoil sponsorship, visit www.shell.us/racing. For more information about Pennzoil motor oil formulations, visit www.Pennzoil.com. For more information about Team Penske, visit www.teampenske.com.