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Joey Logano thinks PJ1 is “interesting variable” at Phoenix

Joey Logano celebrates his race win at Phoenix in 2020. Credits: NASCAR, Getty Images.

Joey Logano believes that the PJ1 compound is an engaging feature of Phoenix Raceway alongside the unusual location of the start-finish line.

Joey Logano is always considered to be a favorite heading to the races at Phoenix Raceway – he has 13 top 10s, 6 top 5s, and 2 race victories in 24 Cup Series starts. Ahead of this weekend’s race, the no.22 Team Penske car driver spoke about what he found special about that race track.

“Phoenix is a fun track. It’s one of those tracks that has a decent amount of speed but still considered a short track. And then we have PJ1 that they put down on the track that is a little bit unpredictable depending on how it’s laid down”, Logano told ASN Motorsports. “We’ll figure that out as we get there and I’ll see it from the Xfinity [Series] booth as a broadcaster for FOX on Saturday. I’ll get a good idea of what that PJ1 looks like, but that’s definitely an interesting variable to this race track.”

Joey Logano also emphasized other features of the track: “The way they have the start-finish line there off of turn 4 and you have that D-shape front straightaway until the really wide flat turn 1 just to make sure it starts chaotic, which I think is exactly what they were going for when they moved the start-finish line – mission accomplished if you ask me.”

Joey Logano will start Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway from 9th position.

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