Joey Logano on pole for today’s Nationwide race at Dover

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Today’s Buckle Up 200 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Dover International Speedway can probably be summed up in four words: Joey Logano vs. Everyone.

The Sprint Cup star has won the last four Nationwide Series events at the Monster Mile, and he’ll seek to make it five in a row from the pole position after posting a lap of 155.474 mph in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

Should Logano win today, he’ll tie the NASCAR national series record for most consecutive wins at a track. That record is currently held by Jack Ingram (South Boston), Dale Earnhardt (Daytona), and Kyle Busch (Texas), and he’s itching to get his hands on it as well.

“We tried to do something fairly similar to what we did yesterday in [Cup qualifying], and I think it worked out,” he told ESPN afterwards. “I’ve got a really good Hertz Ford also that has a lot of speed once again here at Dover.

“I’m looking forward to the race and going for that big record of five in a row at a track. It’s a big day and so far, we’re doing good, and we’ll try to make it happen today.”

But he will have some formidable competition out to stop him, including Chase Elliott, who qualified on the outside of the front row with a lap of 155.119 miles per hour in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.

Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott and NNS all-time wins leader Kyle Busch will go off from Row 2, while Trevor Bayne and Matt Kenseth line up in Row 3.

The series’ most recent winner, Kyle Larson, will be on the inside of Row 4 and the series’ new points leader, Regan Smith, is starting a bit farther back in Row 6. The green flag for today’s race is expected around 2 p.m. ET.

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES AT DOVER – STARTING LINEUP

Takuma Sato’s likeness revealed on Borg-Warner Trophy (PHOTOS)

Photos; Walt Kuhn
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INDIANAPOLIS – Rather than the traditional December unveil, this year’s reveal newest likeness added to the Borg-Warner Trophy came Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Takuma Sato got to see the result of the sculpting done by William Behrends and then turned from wax, clay and ceramic into sterling silver on Tuesday evening, as the winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil saw his face revealed on the trophy.

Sato took the No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda for Andretti Autosport to the win in thrilling fashion this year over Helio Castroneves, denying the Brazilian his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in the process. It atoned for his near-miss in 2012, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the team he’ll return to in 2018.

It’s been a whirlwind last week-plus for Sato, doing the podium interviews at the Japanese Grand Prix, reflecting on his Indianapolis 500 triumph, then sharing the victory spoils with another Japanese pilot in Yoshihide Muroya, who won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis this weekend.

Photos of Sato’s face on the most unique trophy in sports are below. This post will be updated following tonight’s full unveil. (All photos: Walt Kuhn)