INDIANAPOLIS – Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal for the USAC.25 Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 16-19.
He is scheduled to visit the USAC.25 track at zMAX Dragway on May 17 at 4 p.m.
The driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford for Team Penske has built an impressive resume in the NASCAR ranks. Logano has earned 22 MENCS wins, including the 2015 Daytona 500. He has also collected 30 NASCAR Xfinity Series victories.
Logano’s success in NASCAR’s top two series began at a young age, as he holds the title as the youngest winner in both the Cup Series (19 years, 35 days) and the Xfinity series (18 years, 21 days).
His driving career began in quarter midgets at age seven. He earned his first quarter midget championship in the 1997 Eastern Grand Jr. Stock Car Quarter Midget Division.
Logano later had back-to-back championships, earning the Eastern Grand National Championships in 1998 and 1999.
He became the youngest driver to compete in a Legends car at age nine. In 2002, he collected the Pro division national championship in Legends, making him the youngest ever to do so.
In 2007, Logano won in his first race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at Arizona’s ISM Raceway. In just 15 K&N starts that season between the East and the West, Logano amassed six wins, three poles, 10 top fives and 10 top-10 finishes.
“It’s awesome to be the Honorary Grand Marshal for the USAC.25 Series race at Charlotte,” said Logano. “Quarter-midgets are something that I’m passionate about because that’s where I got my start, at Silver City (Meriden, Conn.) Then you look at this year and in the last couple laps of the Daytona 500 I was working with Ryan Preece to try and win one of the biggest races in the world, and we both raced quarter-midgets together growing up.
“I always tell the young racers that most importantly, have fun, but chase your dreams.”
Logano adds his name to the already impressive list of USAC.25 Honorary Grand Marshals.
Within the past year, iconic and legendary drivers like Jeff Gordon (Daytona 2018), Mario Andretti (Phoenix), Josef Newgarden (Texas), Arie Luyendyk (Indianapolis), James Hinchcliffe (Pocono), Chase Elliott (Daytona 2019) and Graham Rahal (Circuit of the Americas) have all spent time with the young drivers.