Joey Logano

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Joey Logano
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Joey Logano at the 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350
Born (1990-05-24) May 24, 1990 (age 25)
Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg)
Achievements 2007 Busch East Series Champion
Youngest Xfinity Series Winner 18 years, 21 days
Youngest Sprint Cup Series Winner 19 years, 35 days
2015 Daytona 500 winner
Awards 2009 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
248 races run over 8 years
Car no., team No. 22 (Team Penske)
2014 position 4th
Best finish 4th (2014)
First race 2008 Sylvania 300 (Loudon)
Last race 2015 AAA 400 (Dover)
First win 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (Loudon)
Last win 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
11 105 13
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
145 races run over 8 years
Car no., team No. 22/12 (Team Penske)
2014 position 86th
Best finish 8th (2010)
First race 2008 Heluva Good! 200 (Dover)
Last race 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Richmond)
First win 2008 Meijer 300 (Kentucky)
Last win 2015 Zippo 200 at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
25 116 30
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
7 races run over 4 years
Truck no., team No. 29 (Brad Keselowski Racing)
2014 position 92nd
Best finish 88th (2013)
First race 2008 Mountain Dew 250 (Talladega)
Last race 2015 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
First win 2015 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 4 1
Statistics current as of October 4, 2015.

Joseph Thomas "Joey" Logano (born May 24, 1990) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently drives the No. 22 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Team Penske. He also drives the No. 22 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Team Penske on a part-time basis. He also drives the No. 29 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a part-time basis. He previously drove for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2008 to 2012, collecting two wins and 41 Top 10 finishes. In 2015, he became the second-youngest Daytona 500 Champion.

Logano's first major NASCAR win came during the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway in just his third start in the 2008 Nationwide Series. Logano became the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race at 18 years, 21 days old. The previous youngest was Casey Atwood in 1999 at 18 years, 313 days.[1][2] Logano became the youngest winner in Sprint Cup Series history when he won the 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 19 years, 35 days. The previous youngest was Kyle Busch in 2005 at 20 years, 125 days.[3] Logano is now the youngest winner in two of NASCAR's three top divisions. Logano was also the first NASCAR driver born in the 1990s that has competed in NASCAR's three major divisions. On September 25, 2014 it was announced that Logano had signed a multi-year contract extension with Team Penske that extends his tenure with the team through the 2018 season.

Racing career[edit]

Early racing career[edit]

Logano was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Deborah (Bidduk) and Thomas J. Logano.[4][5][6] His father is of Italian ancestry.[7] He began his racing career in 1996 as a 6-year-old quarter midget racer living in Connecticut. In 1997 Logano won his first Eastern Grand National Championship in the Jr. Stock Car Division. He followed it up with a Jr. Honda Division Championship in 1998 and in early 1999 a Lt. Mod. Division Championship. Later in 1999 Logano won 3 New England Regional Championships in the Sr. Stock, Lt. Mod., Lt. B. divisions.

Logano's family then moved to Georgia. The transaction allowed Logano to win a Bandolero Bandits Series Championship. At age 10 he went on to racing Legend cars, where he set a 14-consecutive winning streak track record at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with a Lions National Championship. At age 12, Logano won the Southeast-based Pro Legends National championship. Afterwards he spent a couple years racing various forms of pavement Late Model racing.[8]

Veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Mark Martin, who was driving for Jack Roush (Roush Fenway Racing) at the time, called Logano "the real deal";[9] when Logano was 15, Martin said "I am high on Joey Logano because I am absolutely, 100-percent positive, without a doubt that he can be one of the greatest that ever raced in NASCAR. I'm positive. There's no doubt in mind."[10] Logano was also nicknamed "sliced bread" (as in the greatest thing since) by two-time Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie.[11]

In 2005, he ran in 1 FASCAR Pro Truck Series race at the New Smyrna Speedway, started 1st and finished 2nd. He raced in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, competing seven times in the Northern Division, and winning once at Mansfield, two Southern Division races, and five Championship Series races.[9] The following season, he continued racing in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. He raced in twelve Southern Division races, winning twice at South Georgia Motorsports Park and at USA International Speedway. He ran in one USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, Northern Division race and six Championship Series races.

Logano's 2007 Camping World East Series championship racecar

In 2007, a new NASCAR rule allowed drivers 16 and up to race in the Grand National Division, allowing Logano to compete in the series. He finished the 2007 Grand National season with 13 starts in Camping World East Series, winning 5 races, 3 poles, 10 Top 5's, and 10 Top 10's, and winning the championship with wins at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Iowa Speedway, two wins at New Hampshire International Speedway, and Adirondack International Speedway. He also has made 1 NASCAR West Series start at Phoenix International Raceway, where he started 2nd and won in the #10 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. On October 20, 2007, Logano won the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway, leading 87 laps and held off Peyton Sellers for the win.

On May 4, 2008, Logano won the Carolina 500 during his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut with Venturini Motorsports in racing's return to Rockingham Speedway. Logano also made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut, at Talladega, in the Mountain Dew 250, starting 6th and finishing 26th. Logano attempted to defend his Toyota All-Star Showdown title he won in the 2007 season by driving in the January 2008 race, and was disqualified for crashing into Peyton Sellers in an unsportsmanlike manner on the final lap, in an attempt to win the race. Not only was Logano disqualified but he was credited as having run none of the laps of the race completing 0 laps.

Xfinity and Truck Series career[edit]

Logano holds his trophy for winning the pole position in Nashville

Logano made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at the Dover International Speedway in the 2008 Heluva Good! 200.[12]

Logano became the youngest winner in Nationwide history by winning his first major NASCAR series race at the 2008 Meijer 300 in only his third start, previous holder of the achievement was Casey Atwood[13] On July 10, 2009, Logano won the Dollar General 300 by deciding not to pit unlike his teammate Kyle Busch who took four tires with twelve laps to go. By leading the pack, the clean air made it easy to beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch by five car lengths making it the first time he won at the racetrack in Chicago. He took his fifth series victory at the Kansas Speedway after a late race pass over teammate Kyle Busch. He earned his sixth Nationwide series victory at the Auto Club Speedway. In April 2009 Joey won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Nashville. On July 1, 2011, he won the Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway, avoiding a last second crash. In mid-2011, Logano made a cameo appearance in the A&E series The Glades, in the episode "Moonlighting", as himself.

In 2012, he won 9 times in the Nationwide Series. He won at Auto Club Speedway, after dominating the race in the Trans-Lux Camry. He won his second race of the year at Talladega Superspeedway after a push from Kyle Busch and holding off Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Cole Whitt. His third win of the year came with controversy after on a late restart, he took out Points leader Elliott Sadler and went on to take the win. His fourth win came at Dover International Speedway, after passing Ryan Truex with 4 laps to go after being held back in lapped traffic. His 5th win came at Michigan International Speedway after holding off James Buescher on the final restart. In August at Bristol Logano took the lead from Kevin Harvick during pits and on the restart he held off Eliott Sadler to win his first win at Bristol in his career. He went on the complete the year sweep of the Nationwide races at Dover, and in October winning his 8th race of the year at Charlotte. In November he won the Nationwide race at Phoenix this would ultimately be the final race win Logano would score in a Joe Gibbs Racing car. The Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Nationwide car won the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Owners Championship mostly due in part to Logano's success in the car during the 2012 season.

In 2013 at Dover, Logano won both the NNS races for a third and fourth consecutive time in the Nationwide series. This made him the only driver to win 4 consecutive races at Dover in any series, and the all-time wins leader in the Nationwide Series at the track.[14] In addition to his wins at Dover, he took home a Nationwide win at Chicagoland Speedway during a cup series off week in July. The Team Penske #22 car won the Nationwide Series owners title in 2013 a feat Logano has now contributed to three times in his career, once at Penske and twice at JGR. The 2013 Nationwide Series owners title was a first for Team Penske.

In May 2014 at Dover, Logano saw his 4 race win streak come to an end when Kyle Busch won the spring race at the track. Logano looked to be in good position to win, starting from the pole for the 4th time at the track, but he was held up by Matt Kenseth for over 60 laps making Busch unreachable. He had to settle for a 3rd-place finish. In his next start in the Nationwide Series at Michigan, Logano was leading with 4 laps to go and was well on his way to his first win of the season, but suffered a blown tire and was relegated to a 16th-place finish.

Logano started his 2015 Xfinity Series schedule at Atlanta by winning the pole and finishing 2nd. In his 2nd race of the season Logano finally returned to victory lane in the Xfinity Series at Phoenix International Raceway on March 14, 2015. He won the from the pole and led 176 of 200 laps. He also scored his 2nd career perfect driver rating by dominating the race. On April 18, 2015 Logano led every lap of the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol after starting 2nd. As a result he scored his 2nd Bristol win in the series and 3rd career perfect driver rating.

On March 28, 2015, Logano driving for Brad Keselowski Racing started on Pole, led 150 of the 258 laps, and easily won his first Camping World Truck Series race in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville. He became the 26th different driver to win in all three major series, the first since his teammate and truck owner Brad Keselowski did it when he won the UNOH 200 Truck race at Bristol in August 2014. His first pole and win in the series came in his 7th career start.

Sprint Cup Series career[edit]

Logano's first Cup practice at Richmond International Raceway

On August 25, 2008, Joe Gibbs Racing called a press conference to announce that Logano would drive the #20 Home Depot Toyota Camry in the 2009 Sprint Cup Series.[15] Logano replaced Tony Stewart who left JGR to drive for his own team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Logano was also a candidate for the 2008 Rookie of the Year award, and was scheduled to make his first Sprint Cup start in the #02 Home Depot car at Richmond,[15] but failed to qualify for the event.

On August 28, Hall of Fame Racing announced that Logano would drive five races in their #96 car during the 2008 Sprint Cup Series.[16] His official debut was at New Hampshire on September 14; by starting that race, he became the first NASCAR driver born in the 1990s to run a Cup series event. On September 5, Logano made his first appearance in a Sprint Cup car at Richmond International Raceway in the two-hour-long Friday practice for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. Due to Tropical Storm Hanna, qualifying was rained out. A NASCAR rule states that when qualifying is rained out, the top 43 drivers in owners points are then set for the race. Logano was not in the top 43 in owners points, so he did not get to debut.

Logano is the youngest post-modern-era driver to compete full-time in NASCAR's top division (records show drivers as young as 15 competing in NASCAR's top division).

Joe Gibbs Racing[edit]


In 2009, Logano finished 4th in his first Gatorade Duel, and would become the youngest driver to start the Daytona 500, however, he would crash midway through the race and finish dead last.[17] Logano's first three starts in the Sprint Cup Series saw three finishes of 30th place or worse. Las Vegas was his sixth start in the Sprint Cup Series, he finished 13th. In April, Logano finished ninth for his first top-ten finish at Talladega; later that month at Darlington, he led 19 laps late in the race and finished ninth. Logano was the fan vote for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and finished in 8th place.

On June 28, 2009, Logano won the rain-shortened Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon, New Hampshire, "beating" Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, becoming the youngest winner ever in the Sprint Cup Series at the age of only nineteen years, one month and four days old.

On November 22, 2009 Logano was crowned the official 2009 Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year, having beat out other rookies Scott Speed and Max Papis.[18]


Logano won his first Coors Light Pole Award on March 19, 2010 for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He scored 7 top five and 16 top ten finishes en route to a 16th-place finish in the final points.


Logano struggled through the 2011 season, with just four top 5 and six top 10 finishes, and two pole positions, en route to a 24th-place finish in the final points.


Crew chief Greg Zipadelli left the #20 team at the end of the 2011 season to become the competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing. Jason Ratcliff was named Logano's new crew chief beginning with the 2012 season.

In 2012, following several wins in the Nationwide Series, Logano won his second Sprint Cup Series race at the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway, after overtaking Mark Martin with four laps to go, and holding off Martin and Tony Stewart. Logano became the first driver in 30 races to win a race from the pole position.[19] It was also the first time Logano had won a race that had gone the scheduled distance (as his 2009 victory had been in a rain-shortened event). He scored one other Top 5 and 11 other Top 10 finishes en route to a 17th-place finish in the final points standings.

Team Penske[edit]

Logano during the 2013 STP Gas Booster 500
Logano's 2013 Truck Series truck

On September 4, 2012, it was announced that Logano would be leaving Joe Gibbs Racing and heading to Penske Racing's No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford in 2013, following an announcement that Matt Kenseth would drive the No. 20 Toyota.[20]

Due to vouching from Brad Keselowski,[citation needed] Logano moved to the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford for Penske Racing in 2013. He finished 17th at Bristol after losing control after contact with Denny Hamlin. Late in the race, it would appear that Logano passed Hamlin on the track, but both had issues and Hamlin finished 23rd; Logano claimed that his former teammate intentionally wrecked him.[21]

The next week, at Auto Club Speedway, Logano had his breakout race, leading 41 laps. The final laps saw an intense dogfight between him and Hamlin; on the last lap proper, Logano and Hamlin were driving hard side-by-side down the straightaway, in what looked like what was going to be repeat of the photo finish from Darlington in 2003 but on the last corner, neither car lifted, both wrecked, while Kyle Busch slipped past and took the victory.[22] Hamlin fractured his vertebra in the crash and after the race, Logano was confronted by Tony Stewart, who slipped back to 22nd after Logano blocked him on the final restart. Stewart pushed Logano, who responded by throwing a water bottle at him.[23] Logano was scored in 3rd place.

Just before the start of the NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, both Penske Racing cars driven by Logano and Keselowski failed pre-race inspection due to an issue with the cars' rear-end housings. Logano was forced to start from the rear of the field because his car wasn't on the starting grid until after the command had been given, but he rallied for a 5th-place finish. Three days later, NASCAR unveiled large penalties for the infraction. Logano and Keselowski were each docked 25 points in the drivers' championship standings; Logano’s crew chief, Todd Gordon, was also fined $100,000 and suspended six weeks. Car chief Raymond Fox and team engineer Samuel Stanley were suspended for the same length of time as well. Identical penalties were also handed down to all of the people in the same positions on Keselowski's team. Penske Racing released a statement saying the organization planned to appeal the penalties,[24] but on May 1, the NASCAR Appeals Panel unanimously upheld the penalties. Team owner Roger Penske said he would further appeal the ruling to NASCAR Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook.[25]

Meanwhile, on the track after Logano's 5th-place finish at Texas, he had a low weekend at Kansas when he collided with a spinning Kyle Busch on lap 105, destroying the front ends of both cars and ending their days. This would relegate him to a 39th-place finish. He was able to rebound the following week at Richmond with a third-place run. At Talladega, Logano finished 35th with an engine failure after 143 laps. At Darlington, he struggled with the handling of his car and finished 22nd, two laps down.

After racing at Darlington, Logano rallied to finish in the Top 11 in a six straight race streak going into the summer — 5th at Charlotte, 7th at Dover, 10th at Pocono, 9th at Michigan, 11th at Sonoma, and 4th at Kentucky.

Returning to Daytona for the Coke Zero 400, Logano was running well until he cut a tire and hit the outside wall on lap 71, leaving him with a 40th-place finish. He then had another 40th-place finish the following week at New Hampshire after being involved in a crash early in the race.

After a two race streak of bad luck, Logano picked up steam again, with six straight Top 10 finishes — 8th at Indianapolis, and then 7th at both Pocono and Watkins Glen.

In qualifying at Michigan, Logano won his sixth career pole position with a track-record lap speed of 203.949 miles per hour (328.224 km/h); this was at the time the ninth fastest qualifying speed in NASCAR history, and the fastest since Bill Elliott's qualifying run at Talladega in 1987.[26] He later went on to win the Pure Michigan 400, making it his first win with Penske Racing.[27] Thanks to that win, and two more Top 5s at both Bristol and Atlanta (where he led 78 laps and almost won), he entered Richmond 8th in the standings with a shot to make the Chase for the first time in his career. At Richmond, he struggled with an ill-handling racecar to a 22nd-place finish, but it was good enough to where he beat Jeff Gordon (who finished 8th) by just one point for 10th in the points and made his first ever appearance in the Chase. Even if he had fallen to 11th, he still would have had the second wild card thanks to being ahead of Martin Truex, Jr. and Ryan Newman in points (Kasey Kahne had already locked up the first Wildcard with wins at Bristol and Pocono). Also thanks to the win, Logano seeded 6th in the Cup standings after it was reset.

Logano started his first Chase run by qualifying on pole in GEICO 400 at Chicagoland with a new track qualifying speed record of 189.414 mph.[28] However, he finished 37th in the race due to an engine failure late race. This was followed by a 14th-place finish at New Hampshire. Logano then had back-to-back top fives with a 3rd-place finish at Dover and fourth at Kansas. This was followed by three Top 20 finishes — 18th at Charlotte, 16th at Talladega, and 14th at Martinsville. He finished out the season with three straight Top 10 finishes — 3rd at Texas, 9th at Phoenix, and 8th at Homestead-Miami, leading him to a career-best 8th-place finish in the final points.


Logano started with an 11th-place finish in the 2014 Daytona 500, followed by a fourth-place run at Phoenix. He won his first pole of the year at Las Vegas, taking another 4th-place finish.

At Texas, Logano running with consistent speed got his first win of the season after leading the most laps (108) and performing a last-lap pass on Jeff Gordon during a green-white-checkered finish. This win locked him into the 2014 Chase.

At Richmond (a track where he had seen little success in his short career), Logano led late and pulled a Ron Bouchard-style move during a shuffle between Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, and Matt Kenseth in the last nine laps, to slip away with a victory. The victory marked 2014 as Logano's first season with multiple career victories.

Logano made his 200th cup series start at Kentucky Speedway on June 28 at the age of 24.

At Loudon, Logano was running second to Keselowski when he was involved in an accident with the lap-down car of Morgan Shepherd. Logano said in an interview that Shepherd should have not have been on the track running those very slow speeds, but NASCAR responded that Shepherd maintained minimum speed.

Logano took his third win of the season at Bristol in the Irwin Tools Night Race. Keselowski finished second in the same race, making this Team Penske's second 1–2 finish in its history, the other coming in the 2008 Daytona 500.

Logano started the Chase seeded 5th. He finished in fourth place in the Challenger Round opener at Chicagoland Speedway moving him to 3rd in points.

Logano would go on to win at New Hampshire, locking him into the Contender Round. He took four tires on lap 247, while the other front-runners ran on older tires, giving Logano the advantage. Remarkably, he was able to move from 16th to 2nd in 11 laps. He took the lead with 27 to go, and won the race after a green-white-checkered finish. The win moved him to 2nd in points – one point behind Keselowski. This win marked Penske's 3rd win in a row and 4th in 5 races.

On September 25, 2014, it was announced that Logano had signed a multi-year contract extension with Team Penske. This extension came a full season before his contract was due to expire at the end of the 2015 season. The contract extends Logano's tenure with Team Penske to at-least 2018.

At Dover, Logano would finish 4th, making him the only driver to finish Top 5 in all three races of the contender round. He would finish the round second in points.

Logano started the Contender Round by winning at Kansas. This gave him the lead in the point standings for the first time in his career. With the win, he was the first driver to advance to the Eliminator Round in the chase for the Sprint Cup. Logano followed this up with a fourth place finish at Charlotte. This was his fifth straight top-five finish, making him the first driver to start the Chase with five straight top 5 finishes, beating the previous record of four set by Juan Pablo Montoya in 2009.

At Talladega, Logano finished 11th after helping Keselowski get to the front on the final restart. Keselowski was in need of a win in order to advance to the next round of the Chase and was able to achieve that in part thanks to Logano.

Logano entered the Eliminator Round as the points leader, beginning with a fifth place finish at Martinsville. At Texas, he fought back from pit road tire issues that led to a spin-out and finished 12th. Going into the final race of the Eliminator round, Logano was tied for 1st in points with a 13-point advantage over the final transfer spot. He would finish 6th at Phoenix, easily advancing to the Championship round alongside Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, and Kevin Harvick.

In the final round, he ended up finishing last of the final four drivers. The result was effected by some mistakes made by his pit crew, relegating him to a 16th place finish.

Logano and his teammate Keselowski were both dominant in the new knockout-style qualifying in 2014. Logano had 1 pole, 8 top-2 starts, and started in the top 10 in 26 of 36 races. He missed the final round of qualifying in only five of the 36 races, a series best. Logano was consistently near the top of most major statistical categories in 2014 including; laps led, average start, average finish, and average driver rating. He was one of only seven drivers that won multiple races in 2014 (the others being Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., series champion Kevin Harvick, and Carl Edwards).

Logano doing burnouts after winning the Daytona 500.

Logano's season began with an incident with Kevin Harvick during the Sprint Unlimited. Harvick, who questioned a late-race incident with Logano, exchanged heated words with Logano.

The following week Logano held off Harvick to win the Daytona 500. Logano also became the second youngest winner of the Daytona 500 (behind only Trevor Bayne) and also gave team owner Roger Penske his 2nd victory in the race, his first coming with Ryan Newman in 2008. [29] The next week he got the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway and he finished in 4th place.

At Las Vegas Motor Speedway he qualified 2nd and led early but would ultimately fade to finish 10th after 2 pit road speeding penalties. At Phoenix International Raceway he started on the front row for the 3rd week in a row and led laps early, though he would ultimately finish 8th.

At Auto Club Speedway, Logano started 13th and ran in the Top 5 most of the day, but a controversial late race pit road violation set him back in the field he recovered quickly however to finish 7th. With his finish on the lead lap at Auto Club Logano broke the record for most consecutive finishes on the lead lap with 22 (he would extend the record to 24 races). The previous record was held by Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr with 21 each.

The next week at Martinsville he won his second pole of the season, and during the race he led the 2nd most laps and would finish 3rd. At Texas he started 6th, led 19 laps, and finished 4th.

At Bristol, Logano and Keselowski wrecked out early, ending Logano's streak of finishes on the lead lap. At Richmond, Logano won the pole and finished in fifth place. At Talladega, Logano was caught up in a multicar wreck on the back straightaway on lap 47 and finished 33rd. He dropped from 2nd to 4th in points after the race. At Kansas, Logano did much better. He won the pole for the 4th time and once again, finished 5th.

In August, Logano ran out of fuel while leading in the final laps at Pocono. The following week at Watkins Glen, Logano started 16th, and went on to win the race, leading only the final lap after Kevin Harvick ran out of fuel before entering the final two turns.[30]

Joey Logano celebrates winning the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race.
Joey Logano celebrates winning the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race.

On the weekend dated August 8 & 9, Logano and Team Penske headed north to last road course race of the season at Watkins Glen International in the picturesque upstate area of New York, also known to many in the racing community as The Glen. Prior to their arrival two things were still missing for both Joey Logano and team owner Roger Penske. Logano had never won on a road course and Penske had never won a NASCAR race with anyone at the famed road course, but on this weekend things would take a turn beyond the turns on the track all in a good way. On Saturday the 8th Logano took down the win in the Xfinity series race at The Glen, his first ever road course win and it was just enough to wet his appetite for a follow up victory on Sunday, which he pulled off on a last lap battle of fuel. Coming into the final turn towards the checkers Kevin Harvick, who knew he was going to be short on fuel began to falter and was off the pace due to a fuel starvation issue. Logano seized the opportunity going into the final turn toward the front straightaway. Harvick's weak attempt to block Logano failed and Harvick's last ditch attempt to bump Joey coming off the corner for the checkers choked just like the silent engine in his car was choking for fuel. Logano went on to capture the win in the Sprint Cup race thereby sealing in history the The Glen Trifecta for Logano and Penske – Joey Logano won his first road course race, Roger Penske won his first race at The Glen and for Logano it became the first time he swept a weekend at a track taking down the wins in both the Xfinity and Sprint cup races. The following, Logano went on bring home a seventh-place finish in the Pure Michigan 400 and the week after that, he won the Irwin Tools Night Race. Not only was that his third win of the season, but it was also his second consecutive race victory.

Other media appearances[edit]

In 2009 Logano co-hosted an episode of WWE Raw with Kyle Busch.[31]

Logano appeared in Cartoon Network's Destroy Build Destroy in the episode "NASCAR Pile-Up Logano vs. Edwards".[32] He beat Carl Edwards. The episode aired on October 20, 2010.

In 2011, along with Carl Edwards and other NASCAR drivers, he appeared in the A&E TV Series The Glades.[33]

Also in 2011, Logano appeared on Man v. Food Nation taking on the Atomic Challenge at Watkins Glen International in New York City. Unfortunately, he lost the challenge.[34]

Logano, along with Trevor Bayne, had a short appearance during a live portion of American Idol during its 2011 season.[35][36]

In 2013, Logano guest-starred on a season two episode of Disney XD's Lab Rats.[37]

Logano, along with Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, appeared in the movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.[38]

Personal life[edit]

On November 13, 2013, Logano announced his engagement to childhood sweetheart Brittany Baca. He announced, via Twitter, that their wedding date was set for December 2014, during the NASCAR off-season.[39] Logano and Baca were married on December 13, 2014.[40]

Motorsports career results[edit]


(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led. ** – All laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Olsen
NASCAR Busch East Series champion
Succeeded by
Matt Kobyluck
Preceded by
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Daytona 500 Winner
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Regan Smith
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Kevin Conway