Penske Racing's Logano proving doubters wrong

Penske Racing's Joey Logano currently sits in the 11th spot in the Sprint Cup standings with the...

Penske Racing's Joey Logano currently sits in the 11th spot in the Sprint Cup standings with the Coke Zero 400 running tonight. (Getty Images/AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

With the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway marking the traditional halfway point of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, it is no surprise Joe Logano finds himself in 11th spot in the championship.

What is surprising is that he is two positions in front of his Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski is the defending series champion and Logano is in his first season with the No. 22 Ford team.

The irony here, of course, is that Keselowski lobbied long and hard to have team owner Roger Penske hire Logano to replace A.J. Allmendinger after that driver was fired for illegal drug use at exactly this time last season.

No one, and I am betting not even Keselowski, thought Logano would be in a better position to make the Chase than the No. 2 Ford team at this juncture of the season.


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