by Charlie Turner
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Waiting out the rain at MIS for the start of the Quicken Loans 400. Amid the talk of fathers, both famous racing type dads and the more mortal kind, there is a lot of Joey Logano talk.
Sliced Bread has been on shakey ground with Joe Gibbs Racing, entering 2012 with just one flukey Sprint Cup win in three years. 2012 is the last year of his rookie contract. Talk has been, that Joey hasn’t done enough to earn another.
But he got his second Cup win at Pocono Raceway last week and has strung four NASCAR Nationwide Series wins together, including yesterday right here at Michigan Speedway. You could make a good argument that Logano is the hottest shoe in NASCAR.
Is it enough for Joe and JD Gibbs, Home Depot and Dollar General? Maybe not.
But who, of the drivers with expiring contracts, would be a better, surer choice?
Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr or Trevor Bayne?
Do you believe the Kurt Busch speculation?
Matt Kenseth is great, but would he really leave Jack Roush?
I say, ride that hot horse and stuff him full of the confidence that winning breeds. When Joey Logano was a teenager coming up, he gushed confidence. He was a cocky kid, but he backed it up. This current run is what JGR buying back then and has been waiting for since.