Logano focused on only the race he’s running

Joey Logano (Getty Images)
Joey Logano (Getty Images)
Joey Logano (Getty Images)

The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is the most notable in motorsports, with the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 all run on the same day.

To NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner Joey Logano, however, only one race matters. Unlike many of his fellow competitors, Logano won’t be paying much attention to the broadcasts of Monaco and Indy – even though his team owner, Roger Penske, will be trying to add to his record 16 Indy 500 victories.

“I really like the Coca-Cola 600,” Logano said. “To be honest with you, I’m so focused in on it, I don’t really watch anything else. I’ll flip through the Indy 500 throughout the day, periodically, but not very often. I’m not as focused in on that.

“We’ve got a race of our own that we have to worry about, but as a Team Penske driver, obviously we have a lot to root for up in Indy… It’s just a cool race weekend for a race fan. You can watch three huge races where there’s a lot on the line, and it’s pretty fun to be a part of that.”

Logano start’s second Sunday.

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