In the chaotic moments following the end of Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, as fireworks exploded overhead and a collection of crumpled cars limped back to the garage area, team owner Joe Gibbs stood calmly in front of Joey Logano’s hauler, waiting for his young driver to wrap up a series of interviews along pit road.

Logano had battled back from damage his car received in one wreck and then avoided several other late accidents to post a fourth-place finish, giving him his fifth top-10 in the past eight races. As a result, Logano currently is one of the 12 drivers qualified for the Chase for the Championship, leading Ryan Newman by one point and Kasey Kahne by three for the final spot.