NASCAR RISING STAR JOEY LOGANO TAKES FIRST LAPS IN C.O.T. CAR AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE 17 Year-Old Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver Turning Heads West Allis, Wis. (July 25, 2007) -- History was made today at The Milwaukee Mile, the world's...
NASCAR RISING STAR JOEY LOGANO TAKES FIRST LAPS IN C.O.T. CAR AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE
17 Year-Old Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver Turning Heads
West Allis, Wis. (July 25, 2007) -- History was made today at The Milwaukee Mile, the world's oldest active speedway, as Joey Logano made his first-ever laps in a Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race car.
The Connecticut native logged an estimated 80 laps today and will return tomorrow to help the team that features drivers Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley and Denny Hamlin in gathering critical information for the team's Car of Tomorrow development. No times were reported.
Logano is a year too young to compete in NASCAR's top three series, which has a minimum limit of 18 years of age. But, that hasn't stopped his progression from quarter midgets to late models to his successes already this season in the NASCAR Busch East Series, which allows competitors as early as 16 years of age to compete.
He burst on the scene and began his 2007 NASCAR season by winning a NASCAR West Series race at Phoenix International Raceway and has won three Busch East events since, beating a very talented field of drivers. He is the current point leader in the Busch East Series after eight races. There is little doubt this talented teenager is destined to be a competitor on the NEXTEL Cup Series.
Also testing at The Milwaukee Mile this week were Evernham Motorsports, Ganassi Racing with driver Kevin Hamlin and Roush Fenway Racing on Wednesday with David Ragan, subbing for the recently injured Carl Edwards. All teams were testing their Car of Tomorrow machines.
The Milwaukee Mile is the world's oldest active speedway, dating back to 1903. America's Legendary Oval plays host to the stars of the Indianapolis 500 in the IndyCar Series the Sunday following the Indy 500, the NASCAR Busch Series driving heroes, the rough and tumble NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and this coming August 24th through 26th, over 200 race teams in four stock car divisions on the speedway's traditional Governor's Cup weekend.
The ARCA RE/MAX Series and Wisconsin NASCAR super star Matt Kenseth racing in a super late model headline the weekend, along with the ASA Late Model Challenge Series and Mid-American Stock Car Series. For ticket information and complete details, visit www.milwaukeemile.com.