Team: Penske Racing

WHERE HE STANDS: Joey Logano made the biggest climb upward of any driver in the top 10 after Pocono, improving three positions from ninth to a tie for sixth with Jimmie Johnson. Both drivers trail points leader Jeff Gordon by 124 points, are nine points behind fifth-ranked Ryan Newman and lead eighth-ranked Carl Edwards by 15 points.

WATKINS GLEN RECORD: 5 career starts, 0 wins, 1 top-5, 2 top-10s, 0 poles. Best career finish: Fifth in 2011. Finished seventh in this race last year and was 32nd in the 2012 race there.

LOOKING AHEAD: Logano is looking for his first career road course win, but he'll have some tough competition, including fellow Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski. Here's Logano's thoughts on Sunday's race: "We have been a top-10 car at a majority of the tracks this season, we just didn't have the finishes to show for it. At Indy, we were a top-10 car and that is where we finished. At Pocono, I feel like we were probably the third best car and that is where we finished. We are finishing where we are running. ... The team puts in a lot of hard work to give me fast race cars, and we work hard during the race, so it's frustrating when you don't finish where you think you should. It lifts the guys' spirits on the team when you finish like you feel you should."

LOOKING BACK: Logano led 30 laps but couldn't hold off eventual winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. or runner-up Kevin Harvick at Pocono this past Sunday, ultimately settling for a third-place showing.

ETC.: Logano has completed 95.4 percent (431 laps) of the 452 laps contested in 5 career starts at Watkins Glen. His average start there is 17.8 and average finish is 18.6. He has zero DNFs there.