Logano’s contract was set to expire after the 2018 season, team owner Roger Penske confirmed. The extension is a play on Logano’s car number (22). Team officials declined to say how much beyond 2022 the contracts go. Penske said that Shell would be the primary sponsor for more than 30 races a season on Logano’s car. Logano, the 2015 Daytona 500 champion, won the Clash on Sunday to begin Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. He has 15 Cup victories since joining Team Penske in 2013 and has never finished worse than eighth in the points during that time. Twice he’s gone to the season finale in Miami with a chance to win the championship, finishing a second last year. Penske said that the
Daniel Suarez wore a suit but ditched the tie the first time he spoke at the White House. Suarez was invited to talk as part of President Barack Obama's My Brother Keeper's initiative, designed to help young people stay on track and think broadly about their future. Growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, where Suarez's love of cars blossomed as he tagged along at his father's auto-restoration shop, the White House may as well have been as far away as the moon.
Daytona International Speedway has been kind to Roush Fenway Racing drivers, both past and present. Greg Biffle, Trevor Bayne, David Ragan and Ryan Reed all logged their first career wins at the historic track. Biffle registered his first victory in his rookie season with RFR in 2003. At the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Biffle incredibly found his way to the front of the pack, despite starting 30th, and led the final 21 laps en route to his first win. In 2011, while racing for the Wood Brothers, Bayne earned his first career checkered flag on the biggest stage of them all, the Daytona 500. Bayne started 32nd in the race, but led the final six laps to clinch the victory. He made history that day, becoming