Just three hours before Joey Logano netted Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series win at the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International Speedway, the Team Penske driver chatted with REV Group VIP guests during a meet-and-greet at REV’s trackside suite. Though Logano wasn’t racing the REV-branded No. 22 Ford Mustang during the Zippo 200, the Team Penske star piloted the REV car during Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200 back in May.
Meanwhile, Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski, who won the Zippo 200 in 2014, manned the wheel for REV Group, and although he didn’t make it to the winner’s circle, Keselowski was in contention the entire race. He and Logano both started the Zippo 200 in the front row, and Keselowski was running in second place for nearly half the race before a broken track bar sent him to the pits with only six laps to go. The setback dropped Keselowski to a 24th place finish, leaving Logano room to wrap up the win after leading 67 of the 82 laps on the 2.45-mile road course.
“Brad gave me a run for my money, that’s for sure,” Logano said of Saturday’s race. “He was just as fast as me, maybe faster. I never ran so many qualifying laps inside the car. I was running as hard as I possibly could, and I wasn’t sure if my car would last.”
The head-to-head matchup between the Team Penske drivers was well anticipated, and during REV’s Friday night VIP dinner at Logan Ridge Estates, Keselowski joked about how he and Logano were alternating wins at Watkins Glen — Keselowski in 2014 and Logano in 2015.
Following Saturday’s XFINITY Series race, the two were at it again on Sunday, this time driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 race at Watkins Glen. Logano came in second, followed by Keselowski in third. Ryan Blaney, another Team Penske teammate, who drives a REV-branded American Coach motorhome, finished 19th in Sunday’s Cheez-It race.
“It’s definitely exciting to see so many of our REV-sponsored drivers contending for trophies and titles this year,” said REV Vice President Marcus Berto. “And we’re going to keep cheering them on. We have two more races to go this season, and someone’s bound to get the REV name into Victory Lane.”
The REV-branded No. 22 Ford Mustang heads to Richmond International Speedway for the Sept. 9 Virginia529 College Savings 250 race. Then REV wraps up its racing season on Nov. 19 at the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Bookmark REV’s racing page to stay up-to-date on the latest news.