|Joey Logano at Atlanta|
Credit: Charlotte Bray
Logano said about the move to Penske, "I am looking forward to the opportunity as it will be an honor to drive for Roger Penske and race for wins and championships. I am also proud to represent Shell-Pennzoil as they are a respected global brand that does a great job of activating in the sport, on and off the track."
Holding the record as the youngest winner in both the Nationwide and Cup Series, Logano has not had the consistency to contend for a championship, but that could change with his move to Penske Racing.
In 136 Sprint Cup Series starts to date, Logano has two wins, 15 top fives and 37 top 10s. His best points season was 2010 when he placed 16th. In Nationwide Series competition Logano has 103 starts, earning 15 wins and 80 top 10s.
Tim Cendric, President of Penske Racing said, “Joey is a great fit for our organization and we look forward to building on his success as he takes his place behind the wheel of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford."
The No. 22 is currently piloted by Sam Hornish Jr., who replaced AJ Allmendinger earlier in the year after Allmendiger tested positive during a random drug screening. Hornish’s plans for 2013 are not set in stone yet. However team owner Roger Penske said on Sunday, “At the end of the day, no matter how we end up, Sam Hornish Jr.'s going to have a ride with us in 2013.”