Momentum for Logano

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service Monday, Sep 29 1339

Joey Logano posted an inconspicuous fourth-place finish at Dover without leading a lap, but the superb consistency of his entire team has engendered optimism on the part of Logano and the No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

With a victory and two fourth-place finishes in the first three Chase, Logano has ample reason to be excited entering the start of the Contender Round at Kansas Speedway.

"We had three top-fives in the first three races here in the Chase, so that's important," said Logano, whose average finish of 3.0 is best among the Chase drivers. "We've got to do that again and again to be able to win this championship.

"We've got momentum. The part I'm most proud of is that we're executing. Even if we don't have the best race car, we execute to make sure we have a nice solid finish out of it one way or the other, so we have to keep doing that throughout the rest of the Chase."

The only thing Logano regrets is that the results of the first three races don't carry over into the next round.

"As consistent as we've been and as good as we've been running I hate to see it reset," he said. "You're like, 'All right, this is three good finishes, a win in there, this feels good!'

"But now we're all tied again, so it's like that's all out the window. It's nice we're able to go to the next round, but after that, it's over and you've got to start over and go again.