On Saturday, June 16, 2012, Joey Logano scored his second win in a row in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with a victory at the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway. It was his fifth victory in 13 races so far this season. Last weekend, on Saturday, June 2, 2012, Logano won the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. This is the second time he has won two races in a row this season. Previously, Logano won the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5 and then took the checkered flag at the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington International Speedway. Unfortunately for Logano, he is not running in the Nationwide Series for points. He is primarily running in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Despite his seemingly dominant performance in the series, he is in 15th in the Sprint Cup standings. Elliott Sadler is the current leader but rookie Austin Dillon is just eight points behind Sadler.
Kurt Busch narrowly escaped further trouble with the media after the race. After refusing to wait to be interviewed immediately after his third place finish, he did attend the media session later. Though he managed not to threaten physical violence, he did leave the room. Some of the media members in attendance followed, but he did not end up answering any questions from them. He did return to answer a few, but did not go into too many details. He does not face penalties for his answers, fortunately for him.
While it is cool for Logano that he is excelling in the Nationwide Series, it seems unfair that Sprint Cup drivers are taking most of the wins. Though the Nationwide Series is not officially a developmental league, it does seem to function as one. With the Sprint Cup drivers taking some of the top spots in each race, other drivers do not get to show off their talent and get the opportunity to get noticed by Sprint Cup teams. NASCAR officials have made it so that each driver can only participate in the points standings for one series. It seems that the officials should take it one step further and allow each driver to participate fulltime in only one series. That would allow new talent to shine.
Kristin Watt has been a NASCAR Winston Cup, now Sprint Cup, fan for as long as she can remember starting way back when she was a little girl and her mother would sit on the couch with her every Sunday during the season to watch the races. Back then, they were fans of Bill Elliott and newcomer Davey Allison.