Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fast Facts: Joey Logano

Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano was nicknamed “Sliced Bread” (as in “the best thing since…”) by Randy LaJoie early in his career. Now in his fourth full-time season in the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry, Logano is the youngest winner in both the Sprint Cup Series (19 years, one month, four days) and the Nationwide Series (18 years, 21 days). Here are a few more fast facts about the career of this young star on the rise.
  • Joseph Thomas Logano was born May 24, 1990 in Middletown, Connecticut. He began racing at age six in quarter midgets, moving through the ranks of Junior Stock Cars and Late Models in the eastern United States.

  • Logano’s family moved to Georgia and he began racing Bandolero Bandits and later Legends cars. In the Legends Series at age 10, Logano won a record-setting 14 races in a row at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and also won a Lions National Championship. Over the next few years, he raced Late Models, the FASCAR Pro Truck Series and the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series.

  • A 2007 rule change allowed 16-year-old drivers to participate in the Grand National Division, allowing Logano to race in the Camping World East Series (now the K&N Pro Series East) that year. He went on to win the championship with five wins, 10 top-10s and three poles. The following season, he made his ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (now Camping World Truck Series) and Nationwide Series debuts.

  • In August 2008, Logano was announced as the driver for the vacated JGR No. 20 Home Depot ride for 2009, as Tony Stewart was leaving to field his own team. In 2009, he became the youngest driver to race in the Daytona 500, the youngest driver to win a Cup Series race (New Hampshire in June 2009), and the Raybestos Rookie of the Year.

  • Find out more about Joey Logano at http://www.joeylogano.com/.


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