NASCAR driver Joey Logano comments as the Next Gen car is set to debut
Joey Logano has driven for Team Penske since 2013. In that time, his Shell Pennzoil paint scheme has hardly changed.
View Joey Logano’s 2022 car below.
However, this weekend, the NASCAR Next Gen car makes it’s debut. The new car has a narrow rear quarter panel. Due to that, NASCAR has moved the numbers forward on the door, creating a new primary sponsor space on the door itself.
The same change has created an entirely different look for paint schemes. Cars are looking drastically different than years prior, this Pennzoil paint scheme is no different.
Joey Logano comments on the Next Gen car
“We have to change our car to keep up with the times. And evolve what’s going on on the street and our world. You see the automotive industry evolving like crazy right now,” Joey Logano stated.
“Things are changing left and right. We need to keep finding ways to keep up with that.”
“This is the biggest change we’ve ever had in our sport, when it comes to cars. Probably the styling you see as you walk up to it, with the larger wheels, single lug, rear quarters wide. It’s got that fat back of the car.”
“This isn’t the old race car that we were so used to seeing. It definitely resembles the Mustang that you see on the street every day. That’s the way it should be.”
“It’s the first time I’ve had a different looking car with the Shell Pennzoil scheme. So used to seeing the red scallops on the side. That was what that car looked like, for a long time, even before I drove it
Travis Geisler comments
“It’s a lot cooler. Let’s be honest,” stated Travis Geisler.
“The old car with the small wheels and the big tires, it just kind of run its course. The bodies themselves are all reusable components now.”
“We used over 75,000 lug nuts last year at Team Penske alone. Now, we have a nut that’s reusable. We’ll use the same nut and likely get three-four races out of it.”