Birthdate: May 24, 1990
Hometown: Middleton, CT
official website: www.joeyloganoracing.com
Mark Martin calls this young phenom "The real deal". Mark believes this bright young kid belongs in Nextel Cup as soon as possible. Joey is a Joe Gibbs development driver.
Joey Logano began his racing career in 1996 at the age of 6 years old. In his first year Joey placed 2nd in the New England Regional championship. The following year Joey won the championship. Joey was also the Grand National Champion in the Junior Stock Division that year. Joey collected 40 feature wins. He followed up his championship with another Grand National Championship in 1998. He collected another 31 feature wins and took 2 track speed records. Joey won 3 divisions of the New England Regional Championship in 1999. He also took the championship in the Grand National Division Late Model Division.
In 2000 Joey became the youngest Legends driver ever. Joey won in his first Legends race in the Young Lions Division. At the age of 10 Logano became the youngest winner in INEX history winning his first race. Joey was the 2000 Bandolero National Champion and broke the Atlanta track record for 9 consecutive wins.
In 2001 Joey continued his dominance with 11 wins in the Bandolero Bandits division and 7 wins in the Legends Series. He also won the Lowe's Motor Speedway Summer Shootout and Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday Thunder Series. Joey also became the youngest driver in Allison Legacy Series history.
In 2002 Joey found more success in the Legends series with a National Championship in the Young Lions Division. He also landed the 2002 Semi-Pro Legends Thursday Thunder Series Championship. At age 12 Joey became the youngest driver in history to turn pro in the Legends Series. In his 35 Legends starts in 2002 Joey had 13 wins, 14 top 5 and 17 top 10 finishes. Joey also found success in the Allison Legacy Series in 2002 with 2 wins, 6 top 5 and 9 top 10 finishes in only 9 starts.
In 2003 Joey raced his way to 2nd overall in the INEX Pro Legends Winter Nationals. Joey also ran his first Late Model race finishing 5th. Joey was the youngest driver ever to achieve such an accomplishment. In his 6 total Late Model races in 2003 Joey had 1 win, 2 top 5 and 4 top 10 finishes. Joey also had 2 wins and 5 top 5's in the Allison Legacy Series in 2003.
In 2004 raced in several different series including the Fast Truck Series, ASA Late Models, Late Models and ASA National Touring Series. In his 11 races in 2004 Joey had 2 wins, 3 top 5 and 4 top 10 finishes.
In 2005 Joey began a 2-year run in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. He found success immediately with a win in his 2nd start. Out of 14 races in the 2005 season Joey mounted 1 win, 6 top 5's and 7 top 10'swith an average finish of 13th. In 2006 Joey ran 19 Hooter's Pro Cup races earning 1 win, 3 top 5's and 9 top 10's with an average finish of 15th.
2007 was an icredible season for Joey. He was crowned the 2007 NASCAR Busch East Series Champion. The first time in the series history that a rookie pulled it off. In his run to the championship Joey mounted 5 wins and 10 top 5's in his 13 starts. In 2007 Joey also raced hard to win his first Toyota All Star Challenge race at Irwinedale Speedway. The win gave Logano even more publicity as he continues to win. Watch this kid very closely. We predict he will be in the Busch Series in 2008 and possibly in the Nextel Cup series in 2009.
Our prediction of 2 years ago turned out to be correct. Joey started the 2008 season running the ARCA Re/Max Series race at Rockingham where he won in dominating fashion. Joey's 18th birthday came and went and Joey hopped into the Nationwide car and found success immediately. His debut race at Dover resulted in a strong top 10 and shortly after his debut he found victory lane at Kentucky. Joey is the first of our up and coming drivers to graduate to the highest levels in stock car racing. We congratulate Joey on his achievements and wish him a career that mirrors his succes thus far.