Joey Logano enters the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season poised to return to the winning ways of his previous campaigns with Team Penske as he begins his 10th full-time tour of premier series competition.

Although the driver from Middletown, CT posted one points-paying MENCS victory in 2017, with an additional win in the season-opening “Clash” at Daytona, the year was far from what the 27-year-old competitor had envisioned when it began. Despite some strong performances, Logano and the No. 22 Ford Fusion team did not earn a spot in the MENCS Playoffs for the first time since 2012.

Logano still played a key role in a Team Penske NASCAR championship last season as he was part of an all-star driver lineup on the team’s No. 22 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS).  The team captured its fourth NXS owner championship in the past five years.

Team Penske announced during the 2017 season that Logano will continue to pursue race wins and championships for years to come with the popular NASCAR star extended to race the Shell-Pennzoil Ford for the team through 2022.

During the 2016 season, Logano won three races and made his second appearance in the Championship Four at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as he finished a career-best second in the final MENCS point standings. Entering the 2016 season, Logano had won more races (11) than any other driver in NASCAR’s premier national touring series and he was the pick of many industry experts to win the elusive title entering 2017.