NBC Charlotte interviews Joey Logano

Defending Bank of America 500 winner Joey Logano speaks with Sports Director Nick Carboni

CHARLOTTE - Defending Bank of America 500 champion Joey Logano is hoping for another win in Charlotte, and another Chase win streak.

His victory in Charlotte last year -- his first -- sparked him to three-straight victories.

Logano spoke to NBC Charlotte Sports Director Nick Carboni on Tuesday.

What's it going to take for you to repeat at the Bank of America 500?

"We need to go fast. Charlotte's one of those race tracks we have to be in tune with what's going on as the sun goes down throughout the race. Be able to have a car that's able to move around the race track. That's important. From running the wall in the corners to running the bottom of the corners is very important. To be able to keep track position, work traffic and keeping our car up front."

How can you repeat your success (three-straight wins) in this year's Round of 12?

"We have two really good race tracks for us in these first two races in this round. Charlotte's been great for us historically. We were able to win the All-Star race this year and the Bank of America 500 last year. We had a really good car in the Coca Cola 600 this year. Kansas we've won last year and the year before as well. Those two race tracks are two of the best race tracks that the No. 22 has got. We've got a lot of confidence coming in to this round and fire away."

How important is taking care of business in Charlotte when you have turbulent tracks like Kansas and Talladega on the back end of the Round of 12?

"Talladega is the one that we're all worried about. We don't know what's going to happen. Sometimes we cannot control our destiny as well as we'd like to there. It makes the first two races very important, especially Charlotte. If you're able to start off on a good note and have a solid run in Charlotte, and another solid run in Kansas puts you in decent position for Talladega. It all starts this weekend."

The Bank of America 500 is on NBC Charlotte Saturday. Coverage begins at 7 p.m.

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