Joey Logano won his second NASCAR championship on Sunday with a victory in the winner-take-all finale at Phoenix Raceway.
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Joseph Thomas Logano is an American professional stock car racing driver.
|Born||Joseph Thomas Logano
May 24, 1990
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske, and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 54 Ford F-150 for David Gilliland Racing. Logano is the 2018 and 2022 NASCAR Cup Series champion.
He previously drove the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2009 to 2012, scoring two wins, 16 top-five finishes, and 41 top tens.
He also competed in the No. 02 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing and the No. 96 Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, both in 2008 on a part-time basis.
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Joey Logano, the driver of the #22 Ford Mustang has clinched the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship after a dominating win in the season finale race at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday.
It marked his second Cup title in five years and ended his phenomenal 2022 season in style.
The 32-year-old easily outlasted the other three title contenders: Ross Chastain, Christopher Bell, and Chase Elliott.
Logano just needed to finish better than the championship drivers to win the title and he managed to do the same once the green flag flew on Sunday.
The Middletown, Connecticut native emerged victorious when he took the lead from race leader Chase Briscoe after a restart with 29 laps to go and held off his teammate Ryan Blaney on the closing laps to win the 2022 Championship Race at a one-mile-long track.
Logano left no doubt as to who this year’s champion is as he put up a dominating performance from the pole, winning Stage 1 and leading a race-high 187 of 312 laps to cement his second-ever NASCAR Cup Series title.
In an action-packed race at Phoenix Raceway, Logano crossed the finish line 0.301 seconds ahead of Blaney to grab the checkered flag.
Logano ran down Chase Briscoe and passed him for the lead with 29 of 312 laps remaining and then had to hold off his Penske teammate Ryan Blaney by 0.301 seconds to win the race and his second Cup Series title.
Ross Chastain – the fastest car on the track at the end – finished third, 1.2 seconds behind Logano. Without a late caution, Chastain did not have enough time to catch Logano or Blaney to attempt a pass.
The win is fourth of the 2022 season for Logano, with two of them coming in the playoffs. Logano now has 31 career wins and two season titles (his other came in 2018).
“We did it! We’re champions again, yes! Oh, my God, I’m so excited,” Logano, 32, said. “Thank you to everybody, my team. You guys are amazing. Gave me a good race car, good pit stop there at the end, got us up in front. Boy, that was just intense there at the end.
“It’s all about championships. That’s what it’s all about, and we worked so hard the last couple weeks trying to put ourselves in position. And everything that happened in 2020, I knew we just wanted to have a solid run and do this today.
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Joey Logano took home his second NASCAR Cup Series 2022 title at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday.
The Team Penske driver beat out fellow Championship 4 driver Ross Chastain, who finished third but found himself in controversy with Chase Elliott on Lap 200.
The Trackhouse Racing driver made contact with the Hendrick Motorsports driver, which made the latter spin out and fall behind in the race. NASCAR Cup Series favorite Elliott finished 28th.
“We did,” Logano said after the race, per NASCAR video. “We’re champions, again, yes.”
The 32-year-old’s win Sunday was his third career victory at Phoenix. Despite not being a popular pick to take the NASCAR Cup Series title, the victory was never in doubt for Logano.
“No, I knew going into this thing that we were going to win the championship,” Logano told NBC Sports, per Twitter video. “I told the guys we were the favorite from Daytona, and we truly believed that’s the difference. It’s like I said, I had a good team with a bunch of confidence, and we had all the reason in the world to be confident. I said, ‘I was never truly this ready for a championship race, and we did it, man. I can’t believe it.”
Sunday concluded the 2022 NASCAR season, and the 2023 season will kick off at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 5.