Joey Logano 2014 driver profile
January 27, 2014, NASCAR.com
With the addition of 23-year-old Joey Logano as teammate to 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski (age 29) Team Penske has two of the quickest young guns in its garage. Logano’s experience and success in the NASCAR Nationwide Series helped Team Penske win the tour’s 2013 owners’ title. This was the Connecticut native’s best year in NASCAR’s premier series during which Logano won once and fashioned 11 top fives, 19 top 10s, two poles and an eighth-place finish overall. It also marked the first time Logano qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Logano came up through the Joe Gibbs Racing organization. In 2012, he had one victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. He also had nine wins in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. That no doubt prompted the Penske organization to place him in its NASCAR Nationwide Series car and in 2013 he added another three to total 21 victories in 125 starts. On average, Logano won once in every six races he started. He was winless in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2010 and 2011. His first NASCAR premier series victory came in the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire in 2009. That made him the youngest winner in NASCAR’s premier series at the age of 19 years, 35 days. He also won Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in 2009. In 2008, he had two wins in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. In 2007, Logano won five races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, had 10 top 10s in the 13-race series en route to the championship. He also claimed one victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
Team: Team Penske
Car: No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion
Birthdate: May 24, 1990
Hometown: Middletown, Conn.
Team Owner: Roger Penske
Crew Chief: Todd Gordon