Todd Gordon Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first major piece of silly season for the much anticipated 2021 NASCAR Cup Series campaign was solved Friday as Ryan Blaney signed a multi-year extension with Team Penske. Blaney wasn’t hesitant to say in Friday’s press conference at Phoenix Raceway that he’s loyal to Roger Penske and never even thought of talking with any other teams as the extension was negotiated during the off-season. “I was really happy with where I was at. I love the people I am around and working with all theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into the 2020 season, change is in the air throughout the NASCAR Cup Series garage. Team Penske in particular underwent a major shift over the offseason, with the organization moving crew chiefs around among its three teams. Ryan Blaney, the newest member of the Team Penske trio, inherits Todd Gordon as his crew chief for 2020 as both he and the No. 12 team look to take a leap forward. Since earning his first Cup Series win in 2017, the 26-yearRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 26 Years in Cup: Four Career Wins: Three Ryan Blaney is entering his third year with Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series, but it’s also his contract season and will have championship-winning crew chief Todd Gordon on top of the pit box. Similar to team rival Stewart-Haas Racing, the shuffle was done in the interest of establishingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Team Penske announced Monday that the three drivers in its NASCAR Cup Series stable will have new crew chiefs atop the pit box when the green flag drops on the 2020 season at Daytona. All three crew chiefs, Jeremy Bullins, Todd Gordon, and Paul Wolfe had been with their current drivers for anywhere from six to 11 years, but will now have new relationships to form with different teams in the organization. Bullins will take over for Wolfe as crew chief of the No. 2Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In a chaotic finish to the Gander Outdoors 400, Joey Logano avoided the mayhem to finish third. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver overcame multiple issues to score his 100th-career top-five finish at Dover International Speedway. In overtime, Logano’s No. 22 Shell / Pennzoil Ford Fusion had some of the freshest tires of those in the top-five. On the restart, he gave Denny Hamlin a shove forward, trying to push him by fellow Playoff driver Chase Elliott. However, it wasn’t enough, and both HamlinRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After winning last weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Joey Logano and his No. 22 team received some unwelcome news on Thursday morning as NASCAR penalized the team for a violation discovered in post-race teardown at the NASCAR R&D Center. The violation that NASCAR found was in the rear suspension area of the car and was an infraction against Section 20.14.2 of the NASCAR Rule Book: “The Truck trailing arm spacer / pinion angle shim mating surfaces must be planar and must be in complete contactRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Viva Las Vegas! After spending the first two weekends of the 2017 season on the East Coast, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series packs up and heads west for the first leg of “NASCAR Goes West” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Sunday’s running of the Kobalt 400. Las Vegas began its life on the NASCAR circuit as a 1.5 mile oval with 12 degrees of banking in 1998, but following the 2006 running of the race, the track underwent a massive reconfiguration that sawRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Joey Logano and Team Penske have been a formidable force since they teamed up in 2013 and after announcing a contract extension for the driver of the No. 22 Ford on Friday morning, the two will continue their journey together through at least the 2022 season. Though Logano’s current contract does not expire until after next season, the organization wanted to strike while the iron is hot to lock down Logano and long-time sponsor Shell for the forseeable future. “I’ve known my entire life IRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Joey Logano looked like the runaway championship winner heading into Martinsville last fall, until a retaliatory crash at the hands of Matt Kenseth sent Logano’s chances for his first championship skidding into the wall. Many preseason polls had Logano as the favorite to hoist the Sprint Cup at the conclusion of the 2016 season. However, prior to the All-Star race this past weekend, things hadn’t been going according to plan for Logano and his No. 22 team. Through 12 races, it looked like Logano wasRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two floors down from the red carpet that would serve as the staging area for Team Penske’s 50th anniversary gala at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, defending Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano fielded questions from reporters. There were two thrusts to the conversation: a promising 2015 season that ended badly and a 2016 campaign that holds great promise for Logano’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford. For practical purposes, Logano’s run at a possible first championship came to a brutal end lastRead More