BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR’s top series has been a two-team show.
Joey Logano’s victory at Michigan on Monday gave Team Penske its fifth Cup win of the season. That’s two fewer than Penske had all of last year, when Logano won the series title. In another year, Penske might be the clear choice as NASCAR’s dominant team, but that’s not the case at the moment. Joe Gibbs Racing has nine victories — together, these two teams have combined to win 14 of the 15 races so far.
“When I think of key races to win, obviously the crown jewel events that we probably all know, Brickyard, Daytona, Darlington, those type of racetracks that really stand out,” Logano said. “This one is next in line to me because of Roger Penske, this being in his backyard. You always want to win at your home track.”