Career Summary:

Joey Logano

  • May 24, 1990
  • 27
  • United States
  • Nascar Cup Series
  • 568
  • Team Penske
  • 69
  • 145
  • 53
  • 3
  • 12.15%
  • 25.53%

As well as one of NASCAR's biggest talents, Joey Logano is also one of the youngest. He was the first driver born in the 1990s that has competed in three major divisions, and the youngest winner of Sprint Cup Series race, after winning the 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at the age of 19 years and 35 days.

Joey Logano

Joey Logano

Beginning of the career

He began his racing career in 1996 at just 6 years old, and in 1997 he won his first Eastern Grand National Championship in the Junior Stock Car division, followed by several championship wins during the next two years. When he and his family moved to Georgia, he won a Bandolero Bandits Series Championship, after which he dominated in the Legend cars championships. When he was fifteen, Logano was noticed by Mark Martin, a veteran NASCAR driver, who called him the real deal and one of the biggest potentials in NASCAR.

Joes Logano GameStop Toyota Camry in Victory Lane

Joey Logano, GameStop Toyota Camry in Victory Lane

NASCAR debut and first win in Xfinity Series

In 2008, Joey Logano raced in all three of NASCAR's top divisions for the first time. After failing in attempt to qualify for the races at Richmond and Atlanta, Logano had competed in three races, while he took a part only at Talladega in Camping World Truck Series and was 26th.

The same year, Joey had the most number of races in Xfinity Series. He won Alsco 300 at Kentucky and finished 2nd at Gateway International Raceway and Milwaukee. At the end of the year, he was 20th in the standings which was a good achievement considering he had competed in only 18 races.

Joey Logano Toyota

Joey Logano, Toyota

Picking up the experience in Sprint Cup Series

In 2009, Logano competed full-time in Sprint Cup, driving a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. He became the youngest ever driver to compete in Daytona 500, scoring his first win at New Hampshire and finishing 3rd at Talladega, taking 20th place overall. In the Xfinity Series, he was driving only in selected races and did a great job, taking five wins and four 2nd places from 22 starts.

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Joey Logano, Toyota Camry, 2012

In the following two years, Logano couldn't win a race despite some relatively good performances. He had scored seven top 5 and sixteen top 10 finishes on the way to a 16th place in the final points. In 2011, Joey struggled to find a proper form so he dropped in the standings to 24th place after he had scored only four Top 5 and six top 10 finishes.

While he slightly started to improve in Sprint Cup, he scored nine victories in Xfinity Series in 2012. He booked a victory at Pocono Raceway after he had started from pole position. He also had one other top 5 and eleven top 10 finishes on the road to the 17th place finish in the final points standings.

Joey Logano, 2010, NASCAR Sprint Cup title contender

Joey Logano, 2010

Joey Logano as one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup title contenders

In 2013, Logano left Joe Gibbs Racing and signed with Team Penske to drive #22 Ford. That proved to be a good move, as Joey progressed towards the top of the standings. He scored a win at Michigan, and his form was rising in the second half of the season, bringing him to the 8th place in the final standings.

Joey Logano, Victory Lane, Kansas, 2014

Joey Logano in Victory Lane, Kansas, 2014

Logano established himself as one of the top NASCAR drivers

After he'd become more experienced, Logano continued to profit from his talent. The season of 2014 was the best in his career, having finished 4th in the championship. After a slow start of the year, Team Penske's driver recorded five wins and numerous Top 10s. At one point of the season, Logano was at the 2nd position, only a point behind the championship leader and his teammate Brad Keselowski. For his fine form, Logano was rewarded with a new lucrative and long-term contract with Team Penske.

The following year wasn't as good as 2014, considering the final position. Joey was 6th in the championship but made a new personal best in number of wins. He scored six victories in 2015, managing to record three consecutive wins late in the season, at Charlotte, Kansas and Talladega.

The start of 2016 was marked by Logano's unstable form, but for the first time in his career, he managed to score a Sprint Cup All-Star Race triumph.

Video : Joey wins the 2014 Richmond race

Guest in various TV shows

From 2009 to 2013, Logano has appeared in various TV shows and series, including the American Idol, WWE Raw, Destroy Build Destroy, and Lab Rats. Also, he married his childhood sweetheart Brittany Bacca in December of 2014.

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Joey Logano with his wife Brittany

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