Eight different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won a race through the first 10 races of the 2017 season so far. But, only seven of those eight can say that their win will count towards a playoff berth come September. Joey Logano won the race at the Richmond International Raceway on April 30, but by virtue of his No. 22 Ford failing inspection at the R&D center in Charlotte later on in that following week, NASCAR encumbered that victory.
Basically, he can keep the win, but it doesn’t count towards a playoff berth.
Now, he wants to get that win back per say.
Logano, will likely easily make the playoffs whether he wins a race during the regular season or not. He’s had a stellar year so far with eight top six finishes in those 10 starts. He’s also among the series’ top championship contenders even though he’s yet to officially win a race that counts toward the playoffs. But, he can honestly get that win back this weekend and take his Team Penske Ford to victory lane on Saturday night at the Kansas Speedway.
Logano, won at Kansas in the playoffs back in 2015, and also has six top fives in his last seven starts on the 1.5-mile track. The only finish outside the top five at Kansas since October 2013, was a 38th place effort last May.
Other than that, he’s been a front runner at every Kansas race over the last four years. With how he’s running this season, don’t expect that to change this weekend.
He’s also led a lap in seven straight Kansas races too, so look for Logano to factor into the win under the lights this weekend.