DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The uncomfortable question came barely five minutes into Joey Logano's first interview of the 2012 season: How does it feel hearing your name mentioned as a driver on the hot seat?
"You try to block it out," he responded. "You try to not think about it, but when you turn on the TV and all you see is them talking about you – saying you're out or you're in or this and that, whatever it is – you start to think, 'Huh, I wonder if that's true.' "
When your sponsor is spending $15 million to $20 million a year and getting a 24th-place finish in return, it has to be. So as uncomfortable as it may be, Logano is going to continue to hear his name in "hot seat" conversations as long as his results – mediocre to this point – remain the same.
Logano, who will turn 22 in May, is already entering his fourth Cup season. While he doesn't regret his decision to move up to the big leagues as an 18-year-old – "Who wouldn't do that?" he wondered correctly – he readily admits heRead More »from Joey Logano is on the hot seat in a contract year