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.