On the Verge of Victory

Team Penske has certainly positioned itself well atop the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship standings. Team newcomer Ryan Blaney is third, 23-points behind leader Kyle Busch, while his teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are fourth and fifth, respectively. The whole team is separated by five points.

Now, for that first victory of 2018. 

Texas Motor Speedway has historically proven itself to be a challenge for the three Penske drivers. Only Logano has a Monster Energy Series win here – becoming the youngest driver ever to hoist a trophy back in 2014 at the age of 23. His average finish is 15.3.

Keselowski has five top-fives and a Busch Pole Awards at Texas, but it is one of the venues the former Monster Energy Series champion still hasn’t earned a Cup trophy. And the 24-year old Blaney has just one top 10 in six starts here.