Joey Logano Not Out of the Woods Yet

Joey Logano Not Out of the Woods Yet

There are 13 comments on the Bleacher Report story from Mar 23, 2009, titled Joey Logano Not Out of the Woods Yet. In it, Bleacher Report reports that:

For all the fans out there who think Joey Logano is out of the woods right now, you have another thing coming.

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Sugar lips

Seattle, WA

#1 Mar 23, 2009
Back off Logano. In 10 years he will be a household name Gibbs knows what he's doing.

“"drive for five in'10"”

Since: Jan 07

Your the Man!

#2 Mar 23, 2009
Sugar lips wrote:
Back off Logano. In 10 years he will be a household name Gibbs knows what he's doing.
If Joey is going to be a Cup driver then he and his fans are going to have to learn how to take the good with the bad including the criticism. I beleive he has alot of potential and it seems like he's settled down and is not pushing himself. Which is a good thing. IMO he was put into a cup car too early but if he stays calm and pays attention he'll be fine.

“Keep fixin till I get it right”

Since: Mar 09

United States

#3 Mar 24, 2009
It would be cool if he could just blend in with all the other drivers and watch and learn but every week hes put under a microscope by the media so he can't.
CRJ

Murfreesboro, TN

#4 Mar 24, 2009
He's locked in for Martinsville, but he'll fall out after next weeks race. Im not saying he'll be fired, but i predict he'll be back in Nationwide next season and they'll get Truex Jr or maybe even Harvick next season and when Gibbs starts a fourth car then they'll move him back up then. Maybe Logano will be ready then, but apparently he's not now, even his father said that he had hoped they would've left Logano in Nationwide for another season, but Home Depot needed a cheaper substitute to replace Stewart and they are hurting financially. I dont know if Home Depot wanted Logano or if Gibbs proposed Logano to Home Depot, but it's not workin out and if Home Depot car falls out, and it will, and they miss races, then there will be a change and you could see a driver who may want out of their contract sooner, could slide into the Home Depot midseason this year, and Logano take over the 20 Nationwide car and finish out the season in that car to gain more experience. Im not saying Logano wont be a good Cup driver, but maybe he needs to go back a step down to get a lil more experience and give him some more time.
Mick

Kissimmee, FL

#5 Apr 5, 2009
I dont know what anyone thinks racing another year of Nationwide is gonna do for Joey in Cup? His "racing" skills are fine.. He just cant get up to speed in a cup car, and laps in a NNS car wont help that.. Him and Zippy have "zero" repore on the radio during the cup races, and I think he needs a different crew chief if he's gonna be a succes in Cup.. Joey is very timid on the radio telling Zippy what the car is doing, and Zippy never tells Joey (unless asked) what changes they did on a stop, so he cant learn what does what, on the car.. And if he cant help the crew figure out what works with the car, in todays Cup series, he's well uh.. Toast..:-/
CRJ

Murfreesboro, TN

#6 Apr 5, 2009
Mick wrote:
I dont know what anyone thinks racing another year of Nationwide is gonna do for Joey in Cup? His "racing" skills are fine.. He just cant get up to speed in a cup car, and laps in a NNS car wont help that.. Him and Zippy have "zero" repore on the radio during the cup races, and I think he needs a different crew chief if he's gonna be a succes in Cup.. Joey is very timid on the radio telling Zippy what the car is doing, and Zippy never tells Joey (unless asked) what changes they did on a stop, so he cant learn what does what, on the car.. And if he cant help the crew figure out what works with the car, in todays Cup series, he's well uh.. Toast..:-/
The more he keeps running like he is today and the past few weeks, the more speculation is goin to swirl about him being out of the Home Depot ride, but they are not goin to fire him. There would be too many teams that would line up for his services, he just was pushed up to the Cup series way to quick. Kyle Busch, Truex, and just about every other driver on that track has spent a season in a lower division, and if they didnt, they got a team to stick behind them even when they struggled, that being a guy like AJ, however, AJ didnt take over a championship team like Logano did, and AJ's team was a new team as well.
CRJ

Murfreesboro, TN

#7 Apr 5, 2009
That is why there was rumors circling about Truex replacing Logano even before this year is up.
Here's the article here:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/9413570...
Stratus

Ocala, FL

#8 Apr 5, 2009
Wrong dumbazz a 4th car would be added.
Mick

Kissimmee, FL

#9 Apr 5, 2009
Yea, JGR definitely needs a 4th car to keep pace with HMR, RCR, Roush, etc. but Im sayin Joey needs a different crew chief if he's gonna be successful in cup, cause the deal they have now aint cutting it.. Im a diehard 20 fan, and listen to them every race, and they've not improved a bit since Daytona in the communication dept. Its sad listening to it.. It'd take to long to explain, but if you listen to the channel, you know what Im talkin about..
CRJ

Murfreesboro, TN

#10 Apr 6, 2009
Mick wrote:
Yea, JGR definitely needs a 4th car to keep pace with HMR, RCR, Roush, etc. but Im sayin Joey needs a different crew chief if he's gonna be successful in cup, cause the deal they have now aint cutting it.. Im a diehard 20 fan, and listen to them every race, and they've not improved a bit since Daytona in the communication dept. Its sad listening to it.. It'd take to long to explain, but if you listen to the channel, you know what Im talkin about..
Your kiddin me right? your throwin Greg Zipadelli under the bus? YOU ARE NUTS! I'd love to have Greg on any of my fav drivers, i'd trade him for Tony Jr for Dale Jr any day of the week! Greg is not the problem, he's a two time champ crew chief, what the hell has Joey done right? Bottom line is, look how Lowe's car is running, and Home Depot cant be gettin outrun every week by them, and just as UPS left MWR to Roush to be more upfront and outrunning Denny and FedEx, same will come to Home Depot, not that they'll leave JGR, but that if things dont improve, Home Depot will push for another driver, and it will happen, but Greg will NOT go anywhere!
CRJ

Murfreesboro, TN

#11 Apr 6, 2009
Stratus wrote:
Wrong dumbazz a 4th car would be added.
Where's sponsorship going to come from for a 4th car, dumbass! Do you hear or see any sponsors talking about coming into the sport, let alone leaving another team to go to JGR? So until there is one, there is no fourth car stupidass!
TSTEWFAN

Syracuse, NY

#12 Apr 6, 2009
From Jayski:

The hot rumor at Martinsville last week had Truex replacing Joey Logano in the #20 Home Depot Toyota. Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs insisted Sunday and again by phone on Wednesday that "Joey's our guy. We haven't had any conversations with anyone," Gibbs said. "We'd like to have someone in line by summer time, but you have to sit down, look at what partner is available, what driver is available and who would be a good fit for the team. We had [#96] Hall of Fame last year and we don't have it now. So we have room for a fourth team. We'd love to have it."
Gibbs mentioned JGR's plans to run the #02 Farm Bureau Toyota to race later this season. An announcement was made in January that Farm Bureau Insurance was signed for six Cup races in 2009, including being the primary sponsor for two Cup races on Denny Hamlin's car at Darlington and Atlanta and on Logano's car at Martinsville. A fourth team will feature Farm Bureau as the title sponsor for the fall races at LMS, Texas and Homestead. Gibbs did not believe Farm Bureau was committed to a level where it could expand as a full-time sponsor in 2010.
Snake eyes biotch

Ocala, FL

#13 Apr 6, 2009
CRJ wrote:
<quoted text>
Where's sponsorship going to come from for a 4th car, dumbass! Do you hear or see any sponsors talking about coming into the sport, let alone leaving another team to go to JGR? So until there is one, there is no fourth car stupidass!
Big names for a coward Chris.

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