Logano back at Martinsville aware of last year’s mis­takes

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Joey Logano was ini­tially un­re­pen­tant, in­sis­tent he had done noth­ing wrong in a feud with Matt Kenseth that ul­ti­mately cost Logano a chance to win his first Cup cham­pi­onship.

A year later, Logano has a new per­spec­tive about the soap opera that fu­eled the Chase for the Sprint Cup cham­pi­onship. He re­turns to­day to Martinsville Speedway with a ma­tu­rity about him that could put Logano in po­si­tion to win that elu­sive ti­tle.

“I learned some valu­able lessons last year,” Logano said. “I learned a whole new level I didn’t even know I had. Now I know how to reach that level men­tally in­side a race­car to make things hap­pen and be a great leader for my team.”

Logano was en route to NASCAR’s cham­pi­onship race last year as per­haps the driver to beat for the ti­tle.

Then Kenseth in­ten­tion­ally wrecked Logano as pay­back for a spat that started dur­ing the sec­ond round of the playoffs.

That’s all in the past as the third round of the playoffs be­gins, and Logano and Kenseth are both still in play.

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