Driver under the spotlight

JOEY LOGANO

 

Early Years

  • Date of birth: May 24 1990
  • Born in Middleton Connecticut
  • Wife: Brittany Baca: Recently Brittany and Joey had the joyful news of expecting their first child.
  • Logano’s road to NASCAR began when he was just six years old. Started competing in Quarter Midgets throughout the Northeast.
  • First championship at the age of 7 in the 1997 Eastern Grand National Championship in the Junior Stock Car Quarter Midget division. As he continued through the Quarter Midget ranks, he followed up his first title with Eastern Grand National Championships in 1998 and 1999.
  • Logano began racing Bandoleros in 1999 and quickly became the National Bandolero Bandits Champion. That same year he was also the youngest driver to compete in a Legends car when he made a start as a nine year-old racer.
  • Logano continued his ascent as a NASCAR driver in 2007 when he made his debut in the NASCAR West Series and visited Victory Lane in his first NASCAR-sanctioned race at Phoenix International Raceway. He also won the NASCAR Camping World East Series season-opening race en route to the NASCAR East Series Championship and Rookie of the Year titles with five wins, two poles, 10 top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in just 14 starts. Logano is also a two-time winner of the NASCAR All-Star Showdown, formerly held every year at Irwindale (Cal.) Speedway. Joey Logano earned the 2009 Monster Energy NASCAR cup series Sunoco Rookie of the year honors and has 18 career wins. Joey Logano also has 28 Xfinity series wins

Present

  • Fire in 2015, earning career-best numbers in nearly every statistical category and finding himself on top of the standings all season long. He was now one of the sports true stars and a force to reckoned with.
  • The 2016 season was filled with positive moments for Logano and the crew. The team won three races – Michigan, Talladega and Phoenix – made it to the final round of the Chase, and came up just three positions short of celebrating a championship.
  • 2016 campaign, Joey Logano, Todd Gordon and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil/AAA/Auto trader Ford Fusion team solidified themselves as one of those special competitors for 2017 and beyond. Joey Logan competes for the Pen Competes for the Penske Team full time in the Monster Energy Cup. To date in 2017 Joey Logano in the Monster Energy has 1 win, 7 T5, 9 T10, 1 pole. Joey is also competing in the Xfinity Series in 2017. He also has 1 win, 3 T5, 3 T10 and 2 poles.

Accomplishments

  • He has Cup winnings in excess of $20.6 million in three full seasons in the series.
  • In 2005, Logano joined Joe Gibbs Racing as a development driver. That season, he earned his first USAR Hooter’s Pro Cup victory, in just his second career start. At 15, he topped Brian Vickers as the youngest winner in that series. He would go on to win a couple more races there, then continue moving through the ranks until he landed with JGR on the Cup side.
  • Logano opened his career competing in Quarter Midgets at 7.
  • In 1999, he became the National Bandoleros Bandits Champion.
  • At 9, he became the youngest to compete in a Legends car and, the following season, he won the championship in those at both Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • At 12, he won 14 consecutive Legends races at Atlanta and went on to win the Young Lions 2002 National championship and the Pro National championship.
  • In 2007, Logano won in his debut in the NASCAR Camping World Series West at Phoenix International Raceway. He won again in the East division that season. At the age of 16, he was the youngest winner in the series history – for both.
  • Logano showed some NASCAR regulars from various series just what he was capable of in the 2007 NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway. Logano took over the prestigious event and won it in both 2007 and 2010.
  • And he’s earned 20 career victories in the two series. Eighteen of those have come in the Nationwide ranks, where he won nine races in 2012 and where he has at least one win a season in each of the five years he’s attempted at least one race. He now has two wins in the Cup ranks after a stellar performance at Pocono in June of 2012 landed him his second trip to Victory Lane.
  • Logano won at Kentucky Speedway. The win both took some pressure off the heralded rookie and showed the impact his career could have.
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