#22 NASCAR Team News and Links

OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
Team Penske
Joey Logano
Penske Racing Museum

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
Pennzoil (32 races)
Shell
Shell - WINsday
AAA (2 races)
AAA / Southern California Automobile Club(1 race)
AutoTrader.com (2 races)
AutoZone

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS
Bosch
Discount Tires
Freightliner
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mazak
PPG
Snap-On Tools
SKF
Coca-Cola

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Team Penske - Twitter
Team Penske - Facebook
Team Penske - Instagram
Team Penske - YouTube
Joey Logano - Twitter
Joey Logano - Facebook
Joey Logano - Youtube
Pennzoil - Twitter
Pennzoil - Facebook
Shell Racing - Twitter
Crew Chief Todd Gordon - Twitter

STATISTICS
Joey Logano - ESPN.com
Joey Logano - RacingReference.info

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Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

Races that AutoTrader.com is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2018:
Bristol - 4/15

Races that AutoTrader.com/Shell-Pennzoil are scheduled to be the co-primary sponsors in 2018:
Talladega - 4/29

Races [1] that the special yellow Pennzoil scheme is scheduled to run in 2017:
Las Vegas - 3/4

Races [3] that AAA Insurance / Southern California Auto Club is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2017:
Auto Club Speedway - 3/18, Automobile Club of Southern California
Others TBA

Contract Status: Driver: 2022+; Sponsors: Pennzoil/Shell 2022+; AAA 2018?; AutoTrader.com: 2018?;


#22 Team / Driver News

Walter Czarnecki and Rusty Wallace to join Team Penske Hall of Fame: NASCAR Hall of Fame member and championship winning driver Rusty Wallace, along with Walter Czarnecki, the Executive Vice President, Penske Corporation and Vice Chairman of Team Penske, were announced as the latest members of the Team Penske Hall of Fame in a special ceremony on Sunday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.[More](6-10-2018)

Joey Logano hangs tough for hard-fought Talladega victory: Joey Logano led a Ford feast on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, beating Kurt Busch to the checkered flag by .127 seconds to win the GEICO 500, the 10th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Logano led the final 42-of-188 laps, a race-high 70 overall, and controlled the action after a 14-car wreck on Lap 166 thinned the field. Logano led the field to the green flag for the final restart on Lap 172 and stayed out front the rest of the way.[More](4-29-2018)

Joey Logano won the GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The win is his 1st win of 2018, 3rd win at Talladega and 19th career win.
Logano led 70 of the 188 laps. He regained the lead after green flag pit stops with 41 laps to go and even relinquished the lead.
#41-Busch finished 2nd followed by #9-Elliott, pole sitter #4-Harvick, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #38-Ragan, #10-Almirola, #88-Bowman, #31-Newman, and #19-Suarez.
The biggest wreck of the day came on lap 167 and involved 14 cars.
Stage 1 was won by #2-Keselowski, finished 33rd after an accident.
Stage 2 was won by #21-Menard, finished 30th after an accident
There were 25 lead changes among 16 drivers and 6 cautions for 29 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 152.489mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Standings
Owners Standings

Special hashtag on Logano's car at Richmond: The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Team Penske Ford will carry a special hashtag at this weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. The hashtag, #VoteForTheCaptain, is an effort to encourage NASCAR fans to vote for legendary team owner Roger Penske.[More](4-20-2018)

Team Penske forms technical partnership with Siemens: Team Penske and Siemens, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, have entered into a new technical partnership. Under the multi-year agreement, Siemens will help enhance Team Penske's performance with full access to a wide variety of software products to enable advanced digital design and simulations. Team Penske race teams will utilize Siemens' software across their computer-aided design (CAD), engineering, simulation and machining platforms. Utilizing this software, Team Penske can create a digital twin of their race cars, which can help engineers simulate engine configurations, innovate new parts and predict race results in real-time.[More](2-23-2018)

Autotrader returns to Team Penske: Autotrader enters its fifth season with Team Penske as a primary racing sponsor for four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during the 2018 season. The Autotrader brand will be featured on both the No. 2 and No. 22 Ford Fusion cars driven by Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, respectively. Keselowski will drive the Autotrader No. 2 Ford Fusion at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 25, going for back-to-back wins at the track. Keselowski will also race the Autotrader Ford Fusion on Sept. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while Logano will have the familiar Autotrader orange No. 22 design on Apr. 15 event at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Autotrader/Shell-Pennzoil co-branded car on Apr. 29 at Talladega Superspeedway. Autotrader will continue to be an associate sponsor on both cars for the full MENCS season.[More](2-22-2018)

Robby Benton joins Team Penske: Motorsports industry veteran Robby Benton will join Team Penske in 2018, serving as NASCAR Team Manager, the organization announced today. Benton, who has spent time as a driver and owner in a number of different series from NASCAR to IMSA, will report to Competition Director Travis Geisler.[More](1-8-2018)

Congrats to the Loganos: Joey and Brittany welcomed their first child, a son, Thursday night.[More](1-5-2018)

Tab Boyd to serve as Byron's spotter in 2018: Boyd has served as spotter for Logano in Cup and Johnny Sauter in the Truck Series.[More](11-8-2017)

Auto Club & AAA extend partnership with Penske: Team Penske announced today that Auto Club of Southern California and AAA will continue its partnership with the team as sponsor of the 322 Ford Fusion driven by Joey Logano in the NASCAR Cup Series. The multi-year extension with Team Penske follows an announcement earlier this year that Logano will remain a driver for the team through the 2022 season and beyond.[More](11-5-2017)

NASCAR to reconsider how practice penalties are handled: A NASCAR executive said Monday "it's fair for us to take a look" at the rule that forced Joey Logano to sit on pit road for an entire 50-minute practice session after his #22 Ford failed pre-qualifying inspection four times the day before. The rule was addressed by Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's chief racing development officer, on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio's "The Morning Drive."[More](9-25-2017)

Joey Logano parked for Cup practice after car fails inspection four times: Joey Logano was parked in NASCAR's penalty box. Logano was forced to strap in, put on his helmet and sit on pit road in the No. 22 Ford for the duration of a 50-minute Cup series practice Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR cracked down on Logano and his Team Penske team because the car failed inspection four times before Friday's aborted qualifying attempt.[More](9-23-2017)

Team Penske to expand to three car team in 2018..with Blaney Team Penske announced that Ryan Blaney will join the organization as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) beginning in 2018 as the team returns to a three-car operation in NASCAR's premier series. The 23-year-old Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with the team, will pilot the #12 Ford Fusion, beginning with the annual non-points "Clash" event at Daytona International Speedway in February. Team Penske has not competed as a full-time, three-car team since the 2010 season with Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Sam Hornish Jr. More details surrounding the #12 team, including sponsorship and crew chief, will be announced in the near future.(Team Penske)[Read More Here](7-26-2017)

Logano extends contract with Penske, Shell-Pennzoil to continue sponsorship: Team Penske announced that the organization has reached an agreement with 26-year-old Joey Logano to drive for the team through the 2022 season and beyond. The multi-year extension ensures that the 2015 Daytona 500 Champion and 17-time Monster Energy Series NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) winner will continue to be an integral part of the Team Penske organization.[More](2-24-2017)

Team Penske formes technical partnership with Stratasys: Team Penske announced that it has formed a technical partnership with Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company.[More](2-22-2017)

Team Penske and Nikon Metrology form technical alliance: Team Penske announced that it has formed a technical alliance with Nikon Metrology, a market leader in metrology instrumentation and technological innovation. The announcement expands upon an already existing relationship between the two companies.
Under the terms of the new multi-year agreement, Brighton, Michigan-based Nikon Metrology will help enhance Team Penske's manufacturing process of its racecars competing in NASCAR, working closely with the organization's fabrication department. Team Penske will also rely on Nikon Metrology's superior optical instrumentation and resources to support its overall technical processes at its headquarters in Mooresville, N.C.
"Team Penske is continuously looking for opportunities to further develop the processes involved in building fast, consistent and reliable race cars," said Tim Cindric, Team Penske President. "By expanding our partnership with Nikon Metrology, we now have an industry leader that is committed to taking the quality of our race cars to another level."
After working closely with Penske Technology Group in the past, Nikon Metrology is looking forward to the new challenge of partnering with the winning Team Penske racing program, which celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2016.
"Manufacturing better, faster, and with optimum usage of resources is the demand of manufacturers today, and the Team Penske racing program demands running at the cutting edge of technology," says Robert Martin, vice president of sales (Americas) at Nikon Metrology. "Better matters, and we're inspired to continually prove it together with Team Penske through applying state-of-the-art metrology solutions and the expertise of our people." Nikon Metrology plans to incorporate the new partnership with Team Penske into the company's future marketing and promotional efforts. Through specific case studies, Nikon Metrology will highlight how its equipment and support continue to raise the level of performance of Team Penske's racing programs.(Team Penske)(1-16-2017)

AutoZone extends partnership with Penske: Team Penske announced that AutoZone, the industry leader in retail automotive parts and supplies, will return as an associate sponsor on the #22 Ford driven by Joey Logano for the 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season and beyond. AutoZone will continue its presence on the c-post of the #22 Ford for the fourth-consecutive season. "We are excited to continue Team Penske's partnership with AutoZone in 2017," said Roger Penske. "Over the last three seasons, AutoZone and Team Penske have experienced tremendous success together. We look forward to building on that success and continuing to deliver for AutoZone with Joey and the #22 Ford team as we look ahead to the 2017 season."
Since the partnership began in 2014, AutoZone has visited Victory Lane 13 times with Team Penske, most notably in the 2015 Daytona 500. In addition to the 13 points-paying victories, Logano won the 2016 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and has claimed 10 pole positions over the last three seasons with AutoZone on board. The relationship with Team Penske has allowed AutoZone to maximize numerous business-to-business opportunities with the vast portfolio of automotive product suppliers associated with the North Carolina-based race team. In addition, Team Penske and AutoZone have begun working on a technical partnership that will help aid the team performance well into the future.
"When we decided to join Team Penske in 2014, we wanted to work with a company that everyone respects, and that's what we got with Roger Penske and his world-class race team," said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO, Customer Satisfaction for AutoZone.. "We are very excited to continue this partnership with Roger Penske and his organization. We've enjoyed three great seasons with Joey Logano representing our brand on and off the track, and it's been an honor to be part of the biggest wins in his career. We feel like the best years are still ahead for AutoZone, Team Penske and Joey Logano."
AutoZone is the nation's leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories with more than 5,800 stores in the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Brazil. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured hard parts, maintenance items and accessories. Since opening its first store in Forrest City, Ark. on July 4, 1979, the company has joined the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AZO) and earned a position in the Fortune 500. AutoZone has an extensive history in motorsports, including various sponsorships in NASCAR, powerboat racing and regional racing series around the country. Today's announcement marks the continuation of the automotive company's first sponsor relationship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Additionally, AutoZone is the exclusive retailer of Duralast Brakes, the Official Brakes of NASCAR.
(Team Penske)(11-18-2016)

Tungaloy America joins Penske: Team Penske and Tungaloy America today announced a strategic alliance between the two organizations. As part of the new partnership, Tungaloy America will serve as a preferred supplier, as well as a technical partner, to Team Penske for both its NASCAR and INDYCAR racing programs. Tungaloy America will provide expertise to Team Penske in order to enhance efficiency and accelerate machining within the team's manufacturing processes. The technical alliance between the two entities will allow Tungaloy America to feature and showcase Team Penske NASCAR and INDYCAR components for case studies, demonstrations and trade shows in the future.(Team Penske)(2-9-2016)

Team Penske and Bosch extend partnership: Building on one of the most successful and longest-lasting partnerships in motorsports, Team Penske and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America have announced a multi-year extension that will carry on the long-standing relationship between the two companies. Under the terms of the new agreement, Bosch will return as an associate partner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Verizon IndyCar Series and in the V8 Supercars Championship with Team Penske. Bosch has helped Team Penske get the most of its results on track by providing starters, alternators, oxygen sensors, fuel injectors and spark plugs - all key components in racing. With the extension of the agreement, Bosch will continue to leverage the Team Penske relationship across multiple platforms including retail programs, customer hospitality experiences and by utilizing the Team Penske facilities and business-to-business relationships through the Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and other existing Team Penske partners. The Bosch-Penske pairing is one of many long-term partnerships in the Team Penske organization. With an average tenure of 13 years amongst its partners, Team Penske will celebrate its 25th year working with Bosch this season while also commemorating its 50th anniversary of racing.(Team Penske)(2-5-2016)

EnerSys extends partnership with Penske: Team Penske announced that it has reached a multi-year extension with EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. EnerSys is a premiere business-to-business partner with Team Penske and other Penske Corporation companies and will continue to maximize the relationship with hospitality at race events next season and into the future. EnerSys joined the team in 2014 as an associate sponsor for Team Penske's NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series programs. EnerSys has collaborated with many Team Penske partners such as AutoZone and Cintas, as well as working closely with Penske Truck Leasing, providing an array of battery options for consumer and commercial use. The B2B opportunities are an important aspect of the relationship as the portfolio of Penske partners allows EnerSys to generate quality leads, create more business and garner extra exposure for its brands.(Team Penske)(2-4-2016)

Penske extends Logano's contract: Team Penske announced that it has signed multiple-race winner and 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup contender, Joey Logano, to a contract extension. Under the new multi-year agreement, Logano will continue behind the wheel of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the #22 Discount Tire / Hertz Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Team Penske. "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," said Roger Penske. "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." Already a seven-year NASCAR veteran, the 24-year-old has proven to be an elite driver. Throughout the course of his career, Logano has produced seven NSCS wins and 21 NNS victories. Since joining Team Penske at the start of the 2013 NASCAR season, Logano has enjoyed the best two-year stretch of his young career, earning five NSCS wins and three NNS victories. "I am fortunate and excited to be a part of Team Penske for the foreseeable future," said Logano, currently ranked second in the Chase standings after his victory last weekend at New Hampshire. "Mr. Penske gives us everything we need to keep our eye on the prize and compete for wins and championships. I think that is clear by the number of wins we have across the board this year. I'm fortunate to represent great companies like Ford, Shell-Pennzoil, AAA, AutoTrader.com, Discount Tire, Hertz and all of the great partners we have here at Team Penske. I think our best years are in front of us for sure."(Team Penske)(9-25-2014)



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