Joey Logano became part of an illustrious group of drivers last Sunday at Bristol. He marked his 500th career cup start. Logano already has raced in the cup series for over fifteen years. The 32 years old Team Penske Racing veteran has hopes to double his starts before retiring from the sport.
The former Joe Gibbs Racing driver has amassed 29 cup race wins. Other than his first two wins all the other cup wins Logano has come in his 10-years-long tenure at Penske. He is still contracted to drive for the top Ford team for multiple years.
Joey Logano is just 32 years old. This provides the 2018 cup champion the unique opportunity to secure a thousand cup starts and maybe set the all-time record. The record for most cup starts is 1,184, held by Richard Petty. Logano has the chance to match it in the near future. He opened up about it in his media interaction after Bristol.
Find out what Joey Logano said
Joey Logano while talking about his 500th career cup start, said that it’s a great achievement at the age of 32. He added that he is focused more on wins than starts. Logano said, “It’s a great accomplishment to say you’ve had that many starts and it’s special. But it’s still always about the wins to me, want to win a lot. To be able to accomplish 500 starts at 32 years old that’s uh that’s pretty cool,”.
Joey Logano was asked by a media person, that whether he has a 1000 cup starts hopes in mind. He replied to the question by suggesting that it was a possibility for him. He suggested that he might be one of the few drivers who could ever achieve this historical mark.
“I’m already losing my hair. I don’t know if I’ll make it. I don’t have a start goal. I mean I’ve into you know the Iron Man Award where you know I mean it’s definitely possible for me. If I can keep consistently making the starts that I’ve been able to do. I’m probably one of the only ones that can really achieve that,” Joey Logano said.
Joey Logano said that he has some clarity about where he will be in the foreseeable future. He added that he is happy about where he is right now. Logano pointed out that there is vagueness regarding his racing career as life is uncertain.
“I know where I am for the foreseeable future right now and I’m happy where I’m at. Just re-signs with Penske and shell and you know I’m obviously in a great spot there but you know you. Fast forward a few years down the road who knows right you just can’t call life you don’t know where you’re gonna be and how competitive you’ll be,” Joey Logano added.
Joey Logano said that when he feels like he isn’t productive enough for a team, he will retire. He said “I know one thing if I can’t win and I and I feel like I am holding back a race team, I probably don’t belong there anymore. When I feel like I’m not contributing to Performance in our race team that’s going to be my cue,”.
Logano added that he has no plans to retire anytime soon. He said “Right now obviously I still can and I have no thoughts of retirement anytime soon. so we’ll see you know as we get closer maybe if I’m a year away maybe I’ll do it I don’t know if it depends on the life you know your family and all that too,”.
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