Joey Logano wants to know where he stands

Joey Logano in the garage area at Phoenix Friday. (Getty Images)
Joey Logano in the garage area at Phoenix Friday. (Getty Images)
Joey Logano in the garage area at Phoenix Friday. (Getty Images)

AVONDALE, Ariz. – In golf, there are players who watch the scoreboard constantly and those who prefer to ignore what their competitors are doing.

Joey Logano would be in the former category, where racing is concerned. With the final two Championship 4 spots available on Sunday, Logano wants to know what he has to do to advance.

“It’s pretty simple, in all honesty, for us and what we have to do,” said Logano, who is tied for third in the Chase standings. “I know what I have to do and what the situations are, but, obviously, I kind of need to know during the race if something changes that I don’t know or just to make sure we are all on the same page.

“It’s important for me to know. Some drivers may say something different but, for me, I don’t want an update the whole race, but every now and again, especially toward the end of the race, to know where we are at and what I have to do to get in.”

Logano was the fastest Chase driver in qualifying Friday, securing the fourth starting position for Sunday.

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