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Logano to drive for Penske Racing next season

September 04, 2012, Team Release, NASCAR.com

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Joey Logano will join the Penske Racing in 2013, the team announced. He will drive the No. 22 Ford in the Sprint Cup Series.

Logano, 22, a two-time Cup Series winner in his fourth full season, will begin a multi-year agreement with Penske Racing.

"I am very excited to join Penske Racing and begin the next phase of my career," Logano said. "I am looking forward to the opportunity, as it will be an honor to drive for Roger Penske and race for wins and championships. I am also proud to represent Shell-Pennzoil as they are a respected global brand that does a great job of activating in the sport on and off the track."

In addition to his wins, four poles and 16 top-five finishes in the Cup Series, Logano has 15 wins and 19 poles in five part-time seasons in the Nationwide Series.

"Joey Logano is a very talented driver who has already achieved a lot of success at a young age," said Tim Cindric, president of Penske Racing. "Joey is a great fit for our organization, and we look forward to building on his success as he takes his place behind the wheel of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford."

With a track record of winning from an early age, Logano has established himself as one of NASCAR's fastest rising stars. He started racing quarter midgets when he was 6 years old and won his first championship a year later. After rising quickly through the racing ranks, Logano became the youngest Nationwide winner when the then-18-year-old won at Kentucky Speedway in 2008. One year later, he won at New Hampshire, becoming the youngest Cup winner. Logano was named the 2009 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year.

"We welcome Joey Logano to the Shell-Pennzoil team, and we know he will do a great job representing our brands and Penske Racing in 2013 and beyond," said Lisa Davis, president of Shell Lubricants Americas. "Joey is clearly a special talent on the race track, and we look forward to working with him off the track as well."

Logano will join Brad Keselowski, a three-time race winner and title contender this season.