Joseph Thomas "Joey" Logano (born May 24, 1990) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently drives the No. 22 Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Team Penske. He also drives the No.
29 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a part-time basis. He previously drove the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2008 to 2012, collecting two wins and 41 Top 10 finishes. In 2015, he became the second-youngest Daytona 500 Champion.
In the Sprint Cup Series, the team currently fields the No. 11 FedEx/Sport Clips Toyota Camry full-time for Denny Hamlin, the No. 18 M&M's/Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry full-time for Kyle Busch, the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry full-time for Carl Edwards, the No.
18 Toyota Camry full-time for Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry full-time for Daniel Suárez, the No. 20 Toyota Camry full-time for Erik Jones.
Logano's first major NASCAR win came during the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway in just his third start in the 2008 Nationwide Series. Logano became the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race at 7008569851200000000♠ 18 years, 21 days old.
The previous youngest was Casey Atwood in 1999 at 7008595080000000000♠ 18 years, 313 days. Logano became the youngest winner in Sprint Cup Series history when he won the 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 7008602618400000000♠ 19 years, 35 days.
The previous youngest was Kyle Busch in 2005 at 7008641952000000000♠ 20 years, 125 days.
Logano is now the youngest winner in two of NASCAR's three top divisions. Logano was also the first NASCAR driver born in the 1990s that has competed in NASCAR's three major divisions. On September 25, 2014 it was announced that Logano had signed a multi-year contract extension with Team Penske that extends his tenure with the team through the 2018 season.
Newell Rubbermaid, through its Lenox Industrial Tools subsidiary, was the title sponsor of the race from 2006 to 2012. Organizers added an extra lap from 2008 to 2012 to represent that Lenox Industrial Tools" is looking for users and suppliers of industrial tools that go the extra mile, whose jobs are physically demanding, day after day, and still find time to contribute to their communities in a meaningful way." The race was dubbed "The Extra Mile at the Magic Mile." for seven years, The title was a misnomer, however, as races at New Hampshire are not run by miles but instead by laps.
Under the Lenox Industrial Tools sponsorship, the race was 318.5 miles (512.6 km) in length while the fall race, the Sylvania 300, is 317.4 miles (510.8 km).
After Lenox Industrial Tools left as title sponsor, Camping World picked up the sponsorship of the event through its RV Sales department for 2013 and 2014, and since the 301 moniker became popular with the fans, NHMS decided to keep their July event 301 laps long.
In fact, the first two races with the 301 lap distance did not go the whole distance.
Logano was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Deborah (Bidduk) and Thomas J. Logano. His father is of Italian ancestry. He began his racing career in 1996 as a 6-year-old quarter midget racer living in Connecticut. In 1997 Logano won his first Eastern Grand National Championship in the Jr. Stock Car Division. He followed it up with a Jr. Honda Division Championship in 1998 and in early 1999 a Lt. Mod. Division Championship. Later in 1999 Logano won 3 New England Regional Championships in the Sr. Stock, Lt. Mod., Lt. B. divisions.