He’s been winning on the tracks since he was a 6-year-old in Connecticut.
Born on May 24, 1990, Joey Logano got an early start racing and has quickly worked his way up the lower-tiers to become one of the top drivers in NASCAR at just 24 years old.
The record-setting Logano drove the No. 22 Ford Fusion to victory lane at Sunday’s Daytona 500, marking his first restrictor plate victory.
The Team Penske driver is looking to build on his 4th-place finish in last season’s Chase For The Cup. He also drives the No. 22 Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series.
Here’s what you need to know about Logano:
1. Logano Began His Sprint Cup Career at 18
After winning 1 race and recording 14 top 10 finishes in 19 Nationwide Series events in 2008, Logano made his debut that year in September in New Hampshire with the Hall of Fame racing team.
Joe Gibbs Racing hired Logano to drive the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry for the 2009 season and he won the rookie of the year.
Logano joined Penske in 2013 after Matt Kenseth took over the No. 20 car at JGR.
His crew chief is Todd Gordon.
2. He Is The Youngest Driver to Win a Sprint Cup Race
Logano has 8 career Sprint Cup race wins, including a career-best 5 last season (Texas, Richmond, Bristol, New Hampshire and Kansas).
His first checkered flag came at the 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. With the victory Logano became the youngest driver in Sprint Cup history to win a race (19 years, 35 days).
For his career, Logano has won 8 poles and has 82 top 10 finishes in 219 career races.
3. Logano Was Married Last December
Logano announced his engagement to childhood sweetheart Brittany Baca back in November of 2013.
Logano and Baca tied the knot on December 13, 2014, at the Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
Baca was born in California, but moved to Charlotte when she was 4.
4. He Has Won $30 Million Since 2009
It certainly pays to be good at your craft. Especially in NASCAR.
Since starting a full Sprint Cup schedule in 2009, Logano has raked in roughly $30.8 million.
In 2014, Logano came in at No. 4 with earnings of nearly $6.8 million.
5. Logano Has Made Numerous TV Show Appearances
Of course we can see Logano every weekend on television during the racing season, but he’s also made a number of other appearances on network TV.
Back in 2010 he served as guest host an episode of WWE Raw with Kyle Busch. Then in 2011, Logano appeared on Man v. Food Nation taking on the Atomic Challenge at Watkins Glen International in New York City, but he couldn’t pull off that victory. He also had a brief cameo spot on American Idol that year.
Aside from reality shows, Logano made cameos on A&E’s The Glades and Disney XD’s Lab Rats.
I guess Logano has a fallback if this racing thing doesn’t pan out. But it has.