The distinctive achievement Penske ticked off with Logano's NASCAR title - Motor Informed

The distinctive achievement Penske ticked off with Logano’s NASCAR title

Logano’s win in the Phoenix Raceway season finale gave him a second sequence championship, after his 2018 success additionally with Penske.

The 32-year-old’s success meant Group Penske now has three Cup Sequence titles, however its newest success was significantly candy because it made Penske the primary crew proprietor to win the NASCAR and IndyCar championships in the identical season.

Will Energy gained his second and the Penske organisation’s 17th IndyCar title in September, heading team-mate Josef Newgarden by 16 factors. 

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“I feel we’ve tried it for 31 years, so it’s about time,” Penske, 85, mentioned. “What a particular weekend for us.

“Joey did a fantastic job. You’ve seen what he’s been capable of do as he’s come on the crew, and for us to have two championships in the identical yr, that’s what we’re right here for. That’s the aim we’ve got yearly.

“I feel we’ve been shut, however we bought it this yr.”

A yr to recollect

It was a powerful season within the Cup Sequence for Penske.

Logano opened the yr by successful the preseason non-points Busch Gentle Conflict within the Los Angeles Coliseum and rookie Austin Cindric adopted that with a victory within the season-opening Daytona 500.

Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang

Joey Logano, Group Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang

Picture by: Jasen Vinlove / NKP / Motorsport Images

All three of Penske’s Cup drivers certified for the playoffs, though Logano was the one one to advance to the Championship four. The trio mixed for 5 wins on the yr.

Penske’s IndyCar drivers mixed for 9 wins this season.

“Effectively, I hate to say one is best than the opposite, however I’d must say put all of them collectively, they’re all first-place so far as I’m involved,” Penske mentioned.

“What it does as a crew, the momentum it provides not solely the race crew however the 70,000 individuals which are in our firm as a result of they’re all watching.

“We don’t win day-after-day, can we, but it surely teaches us easy methods to win and easy methods to keep within the recreation, and I feel that’s what it’s executed. However actually three tremendous days, tremendous accomplishments for the crew.

“I can’t say one is best than the opposite. I’m simply glad to be right here.”



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