Sunday, February 22, 2015

Talking sports

Joey Logano (Feb. 24): I just read a headline that says that Joey Logano's superstar evolution is complete. That headline stems, of course, from Logano winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

I doubt you can call Logano a superstar yet. NASCAR has maybe five superstars, and Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon are three of them. You might call Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski superstars, since they've won recent NASCAR championships, but I doubt it.

But are nine Cup victories and one Daytona 500 win enough to make Logano a superstar? Probably not. Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 in 2011, and Jamie McMurray did it in 2010.

I'd say that Joey is a star, not a superstar. And that's OK.

What do YOU think? 

2015 Daytona 500 (Feb. 22): I just watched the end of the 2015 Daytona 500, with Joey Logano getting his ninth Sprint Cup win. I had never heard of Joey before he won a 2008 ARCA race at Rockingham Speedway, the track that they'd once called North Carolina Motor Speedway.

I realize it's been more than six and a half years since Logano won at The Rock, but it seems like he's come a long way in a short time.

I wasn't rooting for the winner, though; my favorite was in the last-lap wreck.

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