The minutes are ticking off, Joey Logono is soon to be "Last Year's Champion"

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Pandaz3, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    So can he back it up in 2019? Can someone else be the 'Back-to-Back Champ' in 2019? Well no actually no one else can be the 'Back-to-Back Champ in 2019, He is the ONLY ONE who can do that in 2019 so he's the only one with a chance! Kind of exciting don't you think? I'm ready to buy a second Champ Tee Shirt.
     
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  2. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Seasons feel so choppy (like Stage Racing) and so many things have to come together.

    Regular Season win and you’re in or be at mercy of points racing
    Collect certain types of points to carry thru the Chase
    Stay out of trouble at key times
    Peak at the right time
    The Chase 16
    The Chase 12
    The Chase 8
    Final Four Winner-Take-All: qualify for pit stall, keep up with track day into night, stay out of trouble, work your strategy...

    So much to do right and plenty of stuff out of your hands that can go wrong — just to get to the Championship Race.

    I hope Logano family, friends, and team enjoy the off-season, because back-to-back is a big load to carry.
     
  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    hope that damn Stang is better out of the box then the Chevy is my concern. Go from there. The Chevy's might as well have bolted a push bumper on the front. It wouldn't have mattered much last year.
     
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  4. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    Yes and at the same time Nascar is doing major engine fiddling, it may be hard to get a handle on the new car when your 'baseline' car is no longer relevant engine wise. I thought the Camaro would be a piece of cake with it's Xfinity experience, but I was wrong big time. One thing for the Mustang it might be easier to transition to the new weak sister engines., the Camaro had a big leap.
     
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  5. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Haas and Penske organizations give hope for the Mustang launch, Rousch not so much...

    Good stack of drivers for team Ford, as well — that also helps the launch.

    Everyone could be hobbled with powerplant change/mod/retune/whatever — which could ripple thru other shops in the garage.

    January puts us in striking distance of the new Season!
     
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  6. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Chase won 3, maybe the problem isn't the car but the people working on it?
    HMS should lay off 100 employees and then see if things improve.
     
  7. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Title of this thread should read "Joey Logano CURRENT reining Champion."
     
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  8. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    Do you really think that is the way the "Announcers" will refer to him as. None wanted him to win.
     
  9. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Can’t answer that.....the one race winner take all Miami Bowl makes it hard to predict if someone can repeat. I will say 22 is the defending champ until next year in Miami not because of the calendar change.
     
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  10. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Joey Logono is soon to be "Last Year's Champion"

    That is one way to see it. I see it as:

    Joey Logono "Current Raining Champion throughout the 2019 season" :D
     
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  11. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Did NASCAR spell Joey's name wrong on the trophy? :D
     
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  12. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Logano is the Champion until Homestead. At least.
     
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  13. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

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  14. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

  15. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Do like we do.. blame it on spell checker. :)
     
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  16. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    They went with the Larry McReynolds spelling....”Joy Laganna”.
     
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  17. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    Winning the lottery twice is tough
     
  18. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    just ask KyBu...
     
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  19. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor




    Spoiler man knows best that 2 or 3 tenths can come and go very quickly :( Unloading bad is not the same as unloading without
     
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  20. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Exactly.

    Who cares anymore? Does it really matter? Logano might win the first 35 races next year, finish 2nd at Miami, and lose the "Championship" to someone like Ryan Newman with four top 5's all season.

    But don't worry, some goof will defend it by mentioning how the Patriots lost a Super Bowl one time :rolleyes:
     
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  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    well yeah, there are still Newman fans around
     
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  22. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Logano and Champion should never be in the same paragraph.
    Anyone still wondering why the sport is losing fans.
     
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  23. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Wrong kind of horse power. :p
     
  24. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    [​IMG] :D
     
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  25. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Neither should any driver who only runs 20-odd races, but they're both in the record books to stay. I submit that's more of a reason why fans would leave, although I doubt either has much to do with that.
     
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  26. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The current point format that determines a champion is precisely why I no longer watch all of the races.
     
  27. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    It doesn't stop me from watching the races, just caring less about who gets the title.
     
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  28. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    They are all racing under the same rules and points matter so I am happy with everything except Last race winner is Champion. I would like to see "Most points last 5 races" for Top Five in points after race 31.
     
  29. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    eh you don't have to look hard with just about anything to come up with a whine, quote facts and figures and make a daily career out of it. I don't like they way they come up with a champion, but it isn't that terrible looking at it closely. Logano/Penske played the playoffs like an ol crafty dog like Penske is he saved the best for the last, built all of the brand new latest and greatest cars for the playoffs and it worked. Logano smoked em at Homestead.
     
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  30. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Matt Kenseth has been the champion since 2003
     
  31. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan


    You guys just want give it up will you! :D
     
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  32. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    'Reigning', by the way. Or 'defending'. :D
     
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  33. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    What happened at Martinsville when Matt cut a right front was the greatest thing I’ve seen on a racetrack in two decades.
     
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  34. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

     
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  35. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I got it I got it! :p
     
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  36. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :D :beerbang:
     
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  37. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I don't think even KDB was as disliked as jolo
     
  38. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    What about Kurt Bush? :D
     
  39. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    He won the Chase, not the championship
     
  40. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    So salty in here


    *Presses play on Queen - We are the champions*

    :booya:
     
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