DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series shifts to Las Vegas motor speedway this Sunday for the Kobalt Tools 400
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series shifts to Las Vegas motor speedway this Sunday for the Kobalt Tools 400. Joey Logano is off to a strong start to the season with two straight top 10 finishes. He's currently sitting in 8th in the standings and looking to continue success with new crew chief Jason Ratcliff this weekend at Las Vegas.
"I think the big thing is attitude," Logano said. "I feel like my whole team has the attitude right now to go out there and win races, make the Chase, make this happen right now. Everybody has picked up their game a lot. I'm excited about that. And it comes along with a lot of new things. Obviously with a new crew chief with Jason, ended up bringing some new life. Changes things up a lot. It's kind of like a restart button."
The 21 year old was asked how he's been handling such success at his young age.
"I came into this gig thinking, I'm going to drive a racecar, the only thing I've done my whole life. When you have to lead a team, especially at a young age, all the guys working on the car are older than you, it's really hard to earn that respect. Especially when times are not as good, like last year, earning the guys' respect is very hard. You need to be able to do that one way or another.
Learning how to be a leader was something I didn't know I was going to have to learn but was a huge deal and hard."