The Team Penske trio have arguably looked like one of the top organizations in the sport right now. All three drivers have already reached victory lane this season. They’ve combined to earn five victories already.
Now, can they get another trip to victory lane Sunday at the Texas Motor Speedway?
Trends say, no.
Texas isn’t one of Penske’s better tracks. The last time that they won in NASCAR’s top division in the LoneStar state was 2014. The previous time before that was with Kurt Busch in 2009. The last time before that?
2003 with Ryan Newman.
That’s three wins…ever.
In last years spring race, they were only 17-36-37. Last November wasn’t much better.
Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney are their best options though.
Logano, has seven top seven finishes in his last eight Texas starts. Blaney has a top 12 finish in all but one Texas start. In fact, he has four top eights in his last five tries and the only one he doesn’t, he led 145 laps in this race last year before an engine problem. But, since we returned to action from the COVID break, Logano has just one top five finish. Blaney, since his Talladega win has cooled off as well.
The only one I’m questionable about the most is Keselowski. He hasn’t had a top 10 at Texas since 2017. That year is his only top 10 since 2016 as six of his last eight starts there have seen him finish 12th or worse including three of the last four being 26th or worse.