NASCAR season is just weeks away: we rank the top 25 daily fantasy racing drivers for you.
Last year Joey Logano finished 17th in points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Joey Logano is a young driver… no, he’s a REALLY young driver. At 22, Logano has seen one contract go and another one come into play. This year, Logano will drive the #22 Shell Ford Fusion. He also finds himself on a new team as he suits up for Penske Racing. Logano made a name for himself when he became the youngest driver to win a Sprint Cup race. He’s performed exceptionally well on the Nationwide Series and should look to build on this success. Logano is part of the new generation of drivers and should help a lot of daily fantasy racing players out this year.
Overall Points: Logano posted 965 points last season. During the early part of the year, I expected him to finish a lot near the top and potentially make the Chase for the Cup. If Penske Racing can put him in a great car, Logano should see another great year.
Wins: Logano found the victory circle once in 2012. He finished 1st at Pocono after winning the pole at the same track. This is an interesting feat considering the pole winner usually doesn’t win the race.
Top-10 Finishes: Logano saw 14 top-tens last year. This is a huge number for a young guy and extremely impressive. In my mind, these top-10s should definitely result in a couple more wins in 2013.
Laps Lead: Logano led 190 laps last year, with the bulk of them coming during his victory at Pocono. This stat is a lot more impressive than the >40 we saw from our earlier rankings, but he has a long way to go to become a top-10 fantasy driver.
Pole Position: Logona posted 2 poles last year and turned one into a victory at Pocono. This is the second consecutive year he has posted 2 poles, and I think we will see similar results this year.
Team Strength: Logano makes the switch to Penske Racing this year. He saw a lot of success with Joe Gibbs Racing last season but won’t take a monetary hit by switching teams. Penske Racing has a long history of producing winners and it should be no different for Logano. If I were him, I definitely would be excited to drive on the same team with Brad Keslowski and the “Blue Deuce.”
Logano looks 12-years-old but drives like he’s a 30-year-old veteran. I think that the team switch in the off season should benefit him (it definitely won’t hurt Penske Racing either). Logano is still young but should want to perform well for the new boss this year. I look for similar top-10 results and possibly a two-win season. Logano’s talent could make him a must have in any format and definitely if the salary cap is right on most salary leagues.