NASCAR: Team Penske announces Joey Logano contract extension

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Joey Logano has had his best season of his career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and Team Penske is rewarding him as a result.

The team announced a multiyear contract extension for the driver of the No. 22 Shell Ford on the Cup side and Discount Tire Mustang on the Nationwide (soon-to-be XFINITY) side of the garage.

Team principal Roger Penske praised Logano’s growth, improvement and work up to this point.

“Joey Logano has been everything we hoped he would be, both as a driver and as a representative of our organization and for our partners,” Penske said in a team release. “He continues to put points on the board for us and the continuity and chemistry he has developed within the team has been terrific. We believe he can be a leader and championship-level driver for Team Penske for years to come.”

Added Logano, “I am fortunate and excited to be a part of Team Penske for the foreseeable future. Mr. Penske gives us everything we need to keep our eye on the prize and compete for wins and championships.”

The extension speaks volumes both of Logano’s maturation and Team Penske’s elite status in the NASCAR garage. With Logano and Brad Keselowski, “The Captain” has two aces locked up for the foreseeable future, and potentially, two different champions.

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Mid-Ohio

IMSA Mid-Ohio points results
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Acura, Corvette and Lexus teams were the winners in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship points standings and results from Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Leading the way for the overall title were the DPi duo of Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves. The Acura No. 7 drivers earned their third consecutive victory for Team Penske, which last won three straight sports car races during the 2007 American Le Mans Series.

Other class winners at the Lexington, Ohio, road course were the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia in GTLM and the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 of Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in GTD.

Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi division, the No. 10 Cadillac of Ryan Briscoe and Renger van der Zande lead the points standings. No. 3 Corvette drivers Taylor and Garcia are tops in GTLM.

In GTD, the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 of Mario Farnbacher and Matt McMurry leads the points over Telitz and Hawksworth.

STATS PACKAGE FOR MID-OHIO:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race (over the weekend)

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

Best sector times

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will race with its GT divisions Oct. 9-10 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.