Roger Penske approached one of his drivers, Joey Logano, about two weeks ago with a request. And it was a favor that Logano knew it could not turn down.
“He asked what I was doing during the off week (this weekend) and I said, ‘Nothing. Just enjoying the off week,’ ” Logano said. “He said, ‘Want to run Chicago for me?’ How can you say no to R.P.? So I’m glad I did it.”
Logano was the only full-time Sprint Cup driver in the NASCAR Nationwide STP 300 Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet and he and teammate Sam Hornish Jr. were able to help Penske get more owner points.
The teammates finished finished 1-2 for the iconic car owner known as “The Captain,” with Logano earning his 20th career Nationwide victory.