Can Logano Earn 1st Coke Zero Sugar 400 Victory? Will Keselowski Get Back On Track For Superspeedway
Brad Keselowski is among the top superspeedway racers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series today. Most, consider him the best overall at that. But, what if I told you that Keselowski has actually struggled a bit lately at Daytona and Talladega. Yes, he has six career superspeedway victories to his credit during the course of his career, but his last six finishes on them are 32nd, 33rd, 36th, 27th, 12th and 13th respectively.
Since 2016, he’s only scored three top five finishes, all being wins. It’s literally been checkers or wreckers for Keselowski on superspeedways.
He also struggled during Speedweeks in February but hopes to get back on track for Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
What about his Team Penske teammate of Joey Logano? To me, he’s actually the better superspeedway racer now.
Joey Logano during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 22, 2019 in Hampton, Georgia.
Logano, has four wins in 42 tries compared to Keselowski’s six in 41 starts. Since his Talladega win in 2016, Logano has 11 top six finishes in his last 15 superspeedway starts.
Furthermore, Logano has six top five finishes in his last seven points paying Daytona or Talladega tries. He’s won the Daytona 500. He’s won multiple times in Talladega too. But, one thing that’s kind of eluded him has been a win in the Firecracker 400.
With how well he’s fared on these tracks, look for Logano to vie for his first career Daytona victory in July.
Team Penske also put all three drivers in the top six of last weekend’s race at Chicagoland too.