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NASCAR: Top drivers of 2014 – No. 4 Joey Logano

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Joey Logano

Season finish: 4th
2014 Season Stats: 5 wins, 16 top-5, 22 top-10, 1 Pole.

What went right: All five of the wins, all of the great qualifying efforts (9.8 average grid position in NASCAR is the definition of doing it right), and all of the accolades that followed made for the breakout, near-title winning season for the driver known back in the day as “Sliced Bread.”

What went wrong: Homestead – Penske’s lone bullet with a title chance endured a nightmarish end to the season on pit road and ended worst of the Championship 4. His dust-up with Morgan Shepherd at the summer Loudon race didn’t go over well, either. Otherwise, there wasn’t much to report from the negativity department.

2015 Prospectus: Another five-win campaign might be hard to match, and it will be imperative Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and the No. 22 crew don’t slip back to one win or worse. The last thing driver or team need is for 2014 to be referred to as a fluke; the goal must be sustained excellence for Logano’s future Penske file.