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Logano Proved Grass Can Be Greener on the Other Side
Carl Edwards hopes to become the latest driver to find out that the grass is, indeed, greener on the other side of the fence.
His decision to move to Gibbs was easy just by taking a look at what has gone on with Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
For Logano, especially, the move to Penske has been less about a new opportunity than a re-birth.
Now in his 6th full season in Cup, Logano is living up to the potential that prompted folks to give him the nickname "Sliced Bread". This year, he has doubled his career win total and is now just one top-5 finish short of matching his season record of 11. There aren't many folks who wouldn't put Logano on their list of title favorites.
It's hard to believe that two years ago, his Cup future was in doubt as Kenseth was displacing him at Gibbs and the only full-time opportunity they could offer him was in Nationwide. The problem was that, at JGR, Logano was always going to be the teenager who took Tony Stewart's place in the #20. It's like going to a small school with the same group for 12 years; you'd always be known by the things you did; good or bad, along the way.
At Penske, Logano got to come in with a clean slate; and got to be judged on who he is now as opposed to who he was. And, to crew chief Todd Gordon's credit, he put any preconceived notions aside and allowed Logano to show him what he could do.
Right now, the result is a team that, I expect, will be formidable in the Chase.