Joey Logano Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career & Net Worth

Joey Logano Biography

Joey Logano is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is currently signed full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang GT for Team Penske, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 12 Ford Mustang GT for the same team. Logano was the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion. He previously drove the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2008 to 2012, collecting 2 wins, 16 Top-5 finishes, and 41 Top 10 finishes.

Early life

Logano was born in Middletown, Connecticut, the son of Deborah (Bidduk) and Thomas J. Logano. His father is of Italian ancestry. As a child and teenager, he played ice hockey in addition to racing.

Early racing career

Joey Logano began his racing career in 1996 as a 6-year-old quarter midget racer living in Connecticut. In 1997, he won his first Eastern Grand National Championship in the Jr. Stock Car Division. Joey Logano 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 three New England Regional Championships in the Sr. Stock, Lt. Mod., Lt. B. divisions.

Xfinity Series and Truck Series

Logano made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at the Dover International Speedway in the 2008 Heluva Good! 200. Logano became the youngest winner in Nationwide history by winning his first major NASCAR series race at the 2008 Meijer 300 in only his third start, the previous holder of the achievement was Casey Atwood.

On July 10, 2009, Logano won the Dollar General 300 by deciding not to pit unlike his teammate Kyle Busch, who took four tires with twelve laps to go. By leading the pack, the clean air made it easy to beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch by five car lengths making it the first time he won at the racetrack in Chicago.

Joey Logano took his fifth series victory at the Kansas Speedway after a late-race pass over teammate Kyle Busch. He earned his sixth Nationwide Series victory at the Auto Club Speedway. In April 2009, Logano won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Nashville. On July 1, 2011, he won the Subway Jalapeño 250 at Daytona International Speedway, avoiding a last-second crash. In mid-2011, Logano made a cameo appearance in the A&E series The Glades, in the episode “Moonlighting”, as himself.

Cup Series

On August 25, 2008, Joe Gibbs Racing called a press conference to announce that Logano would drive the No. 20 Home Depot -sponsored Toyota Camry in the 2009 Sprint Cup Series. Logano replaced Tony Stewart who left JGR to drive for his own team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Joey Logano was also a candidate for the 2008 Rookie of the Year award and was scheduled to make his first Sprint Cup start in the No. 02 Home Depot-sponsored car at Richmond, but failed to qualify for the event.

Other media appearances

In 2009, Logano co-hosted an episode of WWE Raw with Kyle Busch. Logano has made cameo appearances in various TV shows. He appeared in Cartoon Network’s Destroy Build Destroy in the episode “NASCAR Pile-Up Logano vs. Edwards”. He beat Carl Edwards. The episode aired on October 20, 2010. In 2011, along with Carl Edwards and other NASCAR drivers, he was in the A&E series The Glades. During the year, he also participated in Man v. Food Nation, taking on the Atomic Bomb Challenge at Sticky Lips BBQ in Rochester, New York. He lost the challenge.

Joey Logano

Joey Logano

Personal life

Born in Middletown, Connecticut, and raised over the river in Portland, Joey Logano moved to Georgia where his father, Tom grew his racing career. As he started his career he earned the nickname “sliced bread” because he won a lot as a young racer. On November 13, 2013, Logano announced his engagement to childhood sweetheart Brittany Baca. He announced, via Twitter, that their wedding date was set for December 2014, during the NASCAR off-season. Logano and Baca were married on December 13, 2014. The couple announced the birth of their first child, a son named Hudson Joseph Logano, in January 2018. Their second child, a son named Jameson Jett Logano, was born on May 7, 2020.

Overview

  • Full Name: Joseph Thomas Logano
  • Date of Birth: May 24, 1990
  • Age: 30
  • Birth Place: Middletown, Connecticut
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
  • Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
  • 2015 position: 83rd
  • Spouse: Brittany Baca (m. 2014)
  • Awards: 2009 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
  • Children: Hudson Joseph Logano
  • Net Worth: $24 million
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