Fit To Be Tied: Logano Aims For Record Tying Run

30 May 2014 NASCAR Wire Service
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This Saturday afternoon, Joey Logano can make history. Or, more accurately, tie history.

The newly turned 24-year-old has won four consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Dover International Speedway, site of Saturday's Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). A fifth straight victory would tie a record for consecutive wins at a track, currently held by NASCAR Hall of Famers Jack Ingram (South Boston) and Dale Earnhardt (Daytona), and Kyle Busch (Texas).

Supremacy is an understatement when referring to Logano at Dover. He leads the series in pre-race driver rating (124.9) and average running position (5.4). In 10 starts he has posted four wins, six top fives, seven top 10s and three Coors Light poles at the one-mile track.

"Dover is just one of those tracks that I’ve taken a liking to over the years and I’ve really figured out what it takes to get a car around there," Logano said. "I can then relate that back to my team and my crew chief and we can get the car dialed in just like I need it. But it starts with having great cars and a great team behind you. When you come to the track, you are prepared and you just need to make little adjustments here and there to make sure everything is how you want it. And over the years, I’ve just figured out what those little adjustments need to be to be fast.”

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