1. Is Joey Logano's #20 Home Depot ride at Joe Gibbs Racing safe for 2013?
I believe that while Joey Logano's results in 2009-2011 haven't been the best and more of a learning curve, the end of 2011 and the first 14 races of 2012 have been a different story. Logano and the #20 team have been doing better including winning last weekends Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway and climbing into the top 15 in points.
However one win isn't going to seal the deal. It really all depends upon if Logano makes the chase, if Home Depot is happy and if JGR is happy. Right now its a wait and see. Personally while I think Joey Logano could benefit from a change in teams, I'm sure if there are any big team rides in the Cup Series available for 2013, let along sponsorship. But I will say, Joey Logano is only 22 years old and he has a long career ahead of him.
2. Pit road penalties at Pocono.
I think there was a little bit of a problem at pit exit, but its the teams job to work with it and get the pit road map detailing where each timing line is, not NASCAR's. However in the future, maybe NASCAR could update this system to something better. Fans are tired of these timing lines and hearing about it.
FYI: Michigan did keep the timing lines the same as before the repave.
3. The Michigan repave.
The speeds are up, 217mph early today by Jimmie Johnson heading into turn 1 and several drivers including Tony Stewart ran 200mph lap times, but I believe that those speeds will come down by Sunday. As for the race itself, the race pace might be faster, but nothing major will change. And don't be surprised to see it as a fuel economy race in the end.
4. Predictions for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan:
Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin are odds on favorites to win the race. But look for Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth to be contenders. Personally I hope Dale Earnhardt Jr. can continue his good finishes at Michigan and maybe you never know...