Ford and Joey Logano may have forfeited their NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship hopes to Kevin Harvick and Chevrolet, but Team Penske still managed to come out on top in the semi-pro Nationwide Series. Penske and their No. 22 Ford Mustang managed to lock down the owner’s championship, marking the fourth consecutive year the Blue Oval has walked away with a Nationwide title.
Penske and his team of drivers had already locked in the owner’s title going into Saturday’s nationwide race. The victory was bolstered largely in part by Brad Keselowski, who scored 22 wins this year in the Hertz sponsored Mustang. The four drivers of the car were always interchanging, but crew chief Jeremy Bullins was always on hand to witness the consistent performance of the 22.
“No matter who drove, who worked on the car, if you look at the Nationwide Series the last two years the 22 and 54 have separated themselves from the rest of the teams and have two teams that are 100 points ahead of everyone else for two years in a row, those are two teams that have a lot to be proud of,” Bullins said. “There are a lot of people at Team Penske that have been a big part of that. With everyone that drove the car, everybody played a role in it, whether it was one race or 10.”