NASCAR Star Joey Logano Has ‘Different Ideas’ on How to Catch Up and Take Down Chase Elliott

NASCAR star Joey Logano is coming for Chase Elliott when the 2021 racing season begins.

No, Logano hasn’t committed to fighting Elliott just yet — and it’s too early to know if they’ll brush up during Daytona week the way that Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin once did.

Logano wants to knock Elliott off the Cup Series throne after the latter’s championship in 2020. In a recent interview, Logano said he already has ‘different ideas’ on how to beat Elliott on the latter’s home field.

Joey Logano had another strong season in 2020

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All in all, Joey Logano had a very productive 2020 campaign.

By ranking third in the Cup Series, Logano posted a top-5 finish for the fourth time in the last five seasons. The 2018 Cup Series winner, Logano finished the season with 5,034 points.

Logano trailed champion Chase Elliott by only six points and was only one of four drivers who finished the year with 3,000 points, let alone 5,000.

The veteran driver’s three victories included a triumph in the Hollywood Casino 400, a playoff race featured in the Cup Series Round of 8.

Logano is coming for Chase Elliott

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The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season will bring about some interesting changes, but Joey Logano is prepared.

During a recent interview with racer.com, Logano discussed the upcoming challenge of participating in more road course races next season. Chase Elliott, the reigning champion, is among NASCAR’s top drivers on road courses.

Logano admitted that Elliott and his crew’s road course package is “ahead of us.”

“Whatever that is, we try to hone in on it, and we have a lot of different ideas. The good news is that a lot of those tracks (next season) are practice races, so there are areas to try to get better and work on it, so we’ll continue to keep doing those things. We have the Clash and the Daytona road course, and the more laps that we make, the more things we’re able to try and work on and develop.”

The 2021 NASCAR season includes seven road races, including the traditional events at Sonoma (June 6) and Watkins Glen (August 8).

Joey Logano enters the 2021 racing season with high expectations

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If the books are to be believed, both Chase Elliott and Joey Logano are primed for impressive 2021 racing seasons.

When the NASCAR Cup Series odds for next season opened in November, Elliott and Kyle Busch both opened at 7-1 odds. Only Kevin Harvick, who led the pack at 11-2 odds, ranked higher.

Logano joined several other drivers, including Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr., at 8-1 odds.

Barring any sudden cancelations or schedule changes, the 2021 racing season officially begins with Daytona week in early February. The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, February 14.

Betting odds courtesy of Nascar.com as of Dec. 31, 2020. How to get help: In the U.S., contact the National Council on Problem Gambling helpline at 1-800-522-4700.