YOUNGEST RECORD BOOK: Joey Logano made history back in 2009 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway when the then 19-year, one-month and four-day-old driver became the youngest ever winner in Sprint Cup Series history after he won the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. The victory, which came in his Rookie of the Year campaign, allowed Logano to add to an already impressive resume. This included becoming the youngest NASCAR Nationwide Series winner the previous season when he won at Kentucky Speedway just three weeks after his 18th birthday. Logano is also the youngest pole winner in the history of the Sprint Cup Series.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Logano will participate in a special press conference at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Media Center on Friday morning (July 12) at 9:30 am ET. Logano will announce the launch of a new organization and will be joined by members of the NASCAR Foundation and Shell Oil Company.
CHAMPIONS BREAKFAST: In what has become an annual tradition for Logano, the 23-year-old driver will once again participate in the Champions Breakfast (formerly the Governors Breakfast) on Friday morning at NHMS. The breakfast, which supports two charities that Logano has long been involved with – CHaD and David’s House – will feature a Q&A session with Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Richard Petty and it will be hosted by Dr. Dick Berggren.
DOUBLE DUTY: Logano will once again be doing double duty at NHMS this weekend as he will be back behind the wheel of the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BEST MEMORIES OF NHMS? “Obviously when anyone thinks about it, they think of my win here back in 2009. And that was a great memory. To finally get your first Cup win, even in a rain-shortened event, was amazing. That’s something they can’t take away from you. But I also remember coming here as a kid. The first Sprint Cup Series race I ever went to was at this track. So I have a lot of memories here. But I’d really like to win another race – a full-distance race – and make even more memories here.”
HOW DO YOU LEAD THE TEAM AFTER LAST WEEK’S DISAPPOINTMENT AT DAYTONA? “This is the time where you really need to step up and become a leader for the team and make sure everyone keeps their spirits up. We were all pretty bummed with what happened at Daytona, but even after the race, the guys were positive and we all said ‘we’ve come back from a few points down already this year and we will do it again.’ That is the type of attitude this team has and that is what we need to keep doing. There is plenty of time to get right back to where we were.”
-Penske Racing PR