Jun 26, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) and driver Denny Hamlin (11) make their way back to their cars following a weather delay during the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR driver Joey Logano has been with Team Penske since 2013 but his current contract expires after the 2023 season. While there’s no official deal on the table yet, it certainly sounds like one will be coming soon.

Team owner Roger Penske was asked about an extension to keep the 32-year-old driver on the team after next season. He responded by smiling and saying  “stay tuned.”

“I would say I’m smiling,” Penske said at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Penske had said back in May that his team and Logano were working on a contract extension following the multi-year extension with sponsor Shell-Pennzoil, which will continue to sponsor the No. 22 Cup Series car in over 30 races a year.

27 of Logano’s 29 career Cup victories have come with Team Penske. He also won the 2018 series title with the team as well.

Penske, whose Cup lineup includes Logano, Ryan Blaney, Austin Condric, and Harrison Burton, was also asked about whether or not he was interested in signing two-time Cup champion Kyle Busch, who could be a free agent after the season.

“We’ve really got four cars that we’re involved in today,” Penske said. “We support the Wood Brothers and obviously Harrison (Burton). We’re full of drivers, and we’re happy with the guys we have there. They’re young and ready to go, and I think our sponsors are fully aligned with us.

“It’s interesting that Kyle hasn’t gotten a spot yet. Look … he’s one of the best out there. I think his expectations, along with what the sponsors and the teams want to step up with, sometimes that doesn’t align. So at the moment, I think we’ll wait and see.”

[Dustin Long, NBC Sports]

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