Found September 05, 2012 on
When the calendar switches over from 2012 to 2013, the manufacturer won’t be the only change on the No. 22 Penske Racing team. With the swith from Dodge to Ford, the team will also usher in the arrival of a new driver — Joey Logano. Logano will be ousted from the seat behind the wheel of the No. 20 car at Joe Gibbs Racing to make room for 2003 NASCAR Sprint (then-Winston) Cup champion Matt Kenseth at the end of the year. JGR planned to race Logano full-time in the Nationwide Series next season, with the possibility of a few Sprint Cup races thrown in. “You kind of see it coming,” Logano said. “It was best to be proactive about it.” Logano wanted to remain a full-time Sprint Cup Series driver, and as a two-time winner in the series, felt that he deserved that much. So went Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski talked to Logano about driving the No. 22 Cup entry at Penske, Logano jumped at the opportunity. “The fact that he’s won at the Cup level set him apart from some of the drivers ...

Joey Logano AdvoCare 500 Race Recap

Joey Logano qualified ninth for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  It was a career-best qualifying effort for Logano at the 1.5-mile facility. When Logano woke up Saturday morning, the 22-year-old found himself extremely ill.  As a result, Logano missed both of Saturday’s practice sessions and was not able to fine tune his No. 20 Home Depot...

Gibbs Confirms Logano’s Plans; Nationwide Plans

During the press conference to introduce Matt Kenseth as Joe Gibbs Racing’s new driver, J.D. Gibbs explained what they had planned to do with Joey Logano, had they kept him, and what they want to do with the Nationwide Series teams in 2013. When they began talking to Kenseth, the plan was to put Logano down into the Nationwide Series full time with a couple of Sprint Cup Series...

Joey Logano to Penske Racing in 2013

Joey Logano, current driver of the No.20 Home Depot Toyota is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and headed to Penske Racing in 2013. This was officially announced today with a press release from Penske Racing which you can read below. Logano was faced with a choice when JGR signed Kenseth, it was unknown what car Kenseth would drive initially, it all depended on if Logano was to return...

Joey Logano Federated Auto Parts 400 Race Preview

Despite all of the news that came out between Joey Logano and the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota this past week, Logano remains solely focused on one thing – winning this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway and making the Chase.  This weekend marks the last chance for Logano to make the Chase before the 10-race playoff begins.  Logano is one...

Penske needs sponsors for Cup starts for Hornish

Penske Racing says it is trying to put together a Sprint Cup Series schedule for Sam Hornish Jr. next season. For now, the plan is for Hornish to run another full season of the Nationwide Series in 2013. Hornish was passed over for the open No. 22 seat at Penske Racing in favor of Joey Logano. But Penske president Tim Cindric says Hornish is still a part of the plan, and the organization...

Changing Places: Kenseth, Logano switch teams

((ht: Matt Kenseth/Ctsy: Well, NASCAR's version of the Carousel has begun, only a little bit earlier than normal. Matt Kenseth made it official today and was announced, well actually, presented as the newest driver for the Joe Gibbs Racing team. Kenseth is leaving long-time partner Roush-Fenway racing after 15-years. And he will be replacing...

Brian Scott Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Race Preview

Dollar General will have representation on two Nationwide Series entries this week at Richmond International Raceway. Their signature yellow and black Toyotas will be driven by DG Racing Nationwide Series regular Brian Scott (No. 11 Camry) and his 18-year-old teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. (No. 20 Camry). Friday night will be Scott’s seventh career Nationwide Series start under the...

Matt Kenseth to Joe Gibbs Racing: What the Signing Means for Sam Hornish Jr.

Matt Kenseth announced today that he will pilot the No. 20 Toyota in 2013 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth will fill the seat currently occupied by Joey Logano. With Kenseth coming that means Logano is out next season and JGR president J.D. Gibbs made it sound today that Logano would be heading to Penske's No. 22 ride next season. Gibbs said, "Logano wasn't thrilled, but...

Recapping The Silliness: A Look At Kenseth & Logano Deals

On Tuesday months of speculation was put to rest when Matt Kenseth was announced as the new driver at Joe Gibbs Racing. During their press conference, it was implied that Joey Logano, whom Kenseth was replacing, was going to Penske Racing. So just a few short hours after Kenseth was announced, Logano was announced by Penske as their new guy. Below is a closer look at each driver’s...
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