Huntersville, N.C. -- Joey Logano and the No. 20 GameStop Toyota team will make their second start of the season this weekend in the Stater Brothers 300 at the Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway (ACS). While Daytona is the most prestigious track on...
Huntersville, N.C. -- Joey Logano and the No. 20 GameStop Toyota team will make their second start of the season this weekend in the Stater Brothers 300 at the Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway (ACS).
While Daytona is the most prestigious track on the schedule, downforce tracks like ACS are where championships can be won or lost as they comprise a large portion of the Nationwide Series tracks. The testing ban that NASCAR implemented for 2009 makes this an even more critical race to gauge the current state of your downforce program.
If the 2008 season is any indication, the No. 20 GameStop Toyota team will be a force to be reckoned with on these tracks. The cars fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series scored a total of eight wins on tracks between 1.5 -- 2 miles in distance during the past season. In the last race at ACS, Logano crossed the finish line in the sixth position, while his teammate took the checkered flag; as a result, expectations are high for this weekend.
I'm looking forward to going out to the Auto Club Speedway because it's a track where I have experience. Daytona was more like 'learning on the job.' I'll know what to expect this weekend and I know the feeling I'm looking for in the racecar. The GameStop Toyota was pretty good there last fall. We qualified up front and were able to stay up there. My teammate won that race so I have all the confidence that we can go out there and do the same thing."
"The track itself is really fun to drive. You have a lot of room to move around and find out what line works best for you. It suits my driving style and I felt comfortable there almost immediately. I'm sure I'll like it even better if we can pick up a win on Saturday."
"It will be great for our team to get Dave Rogers back this weekend. I thought Ron Denton did very well in his place. That just shows how strong this team is at Joe Gibbs Racing. We have talented people in a lot of key positions that we can plug in and not miss a beat. Dave is one of the best crew chiefs in the garage so this will give us some momentum for California."
Practice 1: 12:30 PM EST, Speed
Practice 2: 8:30 PM EST, Speed
Qualifying: 12:30 PM, Speed
Race: 7:45 PM EST
OEY LOGANO 0x2022 No. 20 GameStop Toyota
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