Hall of Fame Racing driver plans announced

Hall of Fame Racing Announces Driver Plans for Upcoming Races Logano to Drive No. 96 DLP®HDTV Toyota Camry in Five Races CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2008) -- Rookie Joey Logano will drive the No. 96 DLP®HDTV Toyota Camry in five NASCAR Sprint...

Hall of Fame Racing Announces Driver Plans for Upcoming Races
Logano to Drive No. 96 DLP®HDTV Toyota Camry in Five Races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2008) -- Rookie Joey Logano will drive the No. 96 DLP®HDTV Toyota Camry in five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for Hall of Fame Racing, team officials announced Wednesday.

Logano, who is under contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and will drive the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in Sprint Cup starting in 2009, will pilot the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota in five Sprint Cup races in 2008, beginning with the Sept. 14 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Logano will also drive the No. 96 machine at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City Sept. 28, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Oct. 11, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Oct. 18, and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Nov. 2.

"We look forward to working with Joey during the five races he will drive the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota," said Tom Garfinkel, co-owner of Hall of Fame Racing. "We're happy to work with Joe Gibbs Racing to assist in Joey's development as he prepares for a full season in Sprint Cup next year."

"We appreciate Hall of Fame Racing helping us get Joey ready for 2009," said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. "They came to us with the idea before the August Michigan race and we think it's a great win/win for all of us."

Logano, 18, will make his Sprint Cup debut next weekend at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway driving the No. 02 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 10 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts for Joe Gibbs Racing, Logano has one win (Kentucky Speedway in Sparta), seven top-10 finishes and two poles. Hall of Fame Racing receives chassis, engines and manufacturing support from Joe Gibbs Racing.

Veteran Ken Schrader, who started seventh and finished 21st in the DLP HDTV Toyota last weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, will drive the No. 96 Toyota in this weekend's Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Schrader will also pilot the DLP Toyota at Richmond International Raceway Sept. 6, Dover (Del.) International Speedway Sept. 21, and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway Oct. 5.

Brad Coleman, who has been under contract as a test driver for Hall of Fame Racing since November 2007, will continue to test for the team in the coming weeks.

"Ken Schrader brings practical experience and stability to our race team that will help in a lot of ways," said Garfinkel. "Brad did a great job testing for us at Kansas this week, and Ken will be an asset to Brad as we continue to get him more laps in a Sprint Cup car."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ken Schrader , Brad Coleman , Joey Logano
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing , Hall of Fame Racing