Logano not sure if he has Vegas figured out just yet

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 14: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Pennzoil Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Joey Logano was mostly smiles and optimism speaking with reporters at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in anticipation of Sunday’s South Point 400. He won a Cup race here in March and his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski is the defending winner of this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff opener.

In fact, Keselowski has three wins at the track, second only to four-time winner Jimmie Johnson among active drivers. And the Logano-Keselowski duo has accounted for four victories in the last seven Vegas races. Each driver also has an Xfinity Series win here too.

“That is a hard question to answer,’’ Logano said when asked about the impressive statistics. “It might be an easy question for you.”

Not only does Logano chalk it up to his Ford, but also to the team’s engine supplier Roush Yates. The Roush Fenway Racing team, for example, leads all competitors with seven wins. Ford has won a series-best 12 races and 10 pole positions.

“You are never as good as you want, but it seems like we have been able to put together a good package at this race track,’’ Logano said. “I do think this race will be much different than it was in the spring considering it was one of the first races with this package and the whole industry has really evolved a lot from what we did here in March.

“I don’t know if we have figured out what we need to win, but we have gotten close and the whole field has kind of done that together. A lot of things have changed over that period of time.’’