Joey Logano Reveals How He Developed a Passion for Racing at a Very Young Age

Published 12/07/2020, 5:00 AM EST
Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) celebrates after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Back in October, Joey Logano appeared in an interview with Real Racing TV. The Team Penske driver spoke about his passion for racing and when it first began. He said, “I think a passion at a young age. It’s very lucky to find something that I absolutely loved as a kid. Cars like Hot Wheels, Power Wheels, go-karts, it kept going up.”

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He revealed that he received a go-kart on Christmas when he was around five or six years old. Every time he got home from school, all he wanted to do was hop onto the kart and drive it. Admittedly, he confessed that he was a fairly reckless driver, but he was happy.

What else did Joey Logano say?

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The #22 driver insisted that he was truly passionate about racing and found it fun. From there, he was able to steadily rise up the ranks, and now he has reached the pinnacle, the NASCAR Cup Series.

Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR driver Joey Logano (22) leads Brad Keselowski (2) and Denny Hamlin (11) during the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It is interesting to note that Logano is one of four drivers to rack up 25 Cup wins by the age of 30. The other three drivers are Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, and Richard Petty. In other words, Logano is rubbing shoulders with an elite group. He acknowledged that it is always special when a driver hears their name in the same breath as a legend’s name.

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However, he harked back to some useful advice from team owner, Roger Penske. According to him, nobody should be caught up in their achievements and forget to look ahead of them. Obviously, the statistics look good on paper, but that is not the endgame.

The point is, age does not matter, but winning championships does. Those statistics are not enough, and drivers like Logano should gun for more glory in the long run.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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