One of the young sensations and most promising racers in the NASCAR series, Joey Logano, will indeed be in the next edition of the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge, on August 28 and 29. The nineteen-year-old young man, nicknamed “ slice bread ” by veteran Randy Lajoie, another son of Connecticut well known to Quebec stock car enthusiasts, will be on his second visit to the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit. At the wheel of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 GameStop car, Logano is competing in a partial 21-race schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season.

After certain media representatives noted the presence of the Montreal event on its 2010 Nationwide series calendar published a few weeks ago, the gifted youngster, already the author of six Nationwide series victories in less than two seasons, confirmed and commented in person on his upcoming return to Montreal.

“I’m really looking forward to coming back to race in Montreal. It’s a difficult track with tight corners, and very demanding on the brakes. In 2008, I was there during the dramatic race in the rain and obviously, I was not able to obtain the result I hoped for, remembers Logano, recalling his retirement and his 17th position in the standings. However, there is a pleasing conclusion “ For several of us, it was a first race under these conditions and we couldn’t see anything. But I think we came out of there smarter, better informed and better prepared to run in the rain. All our cars now have windshield wipers and good tires for these conditions. »

There is another important element in the confidence that Logano displays before his next visit to the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, the experience acquired on the road circuit. “I have nevertheless gained a lot of experience since August 2008. I am very confident of recording a good result next August. I always race to win and it will be no different in Montreal. »  Young Joey obtained his best result on a road circuit in August 2008, a 7th place in the Nationwide series at Watkins Glen. Pure product of the promotion circuits on speed rings ( Quarter Midgets , Bandoleros , Legends and Latest Model), the one, which Joe Gibbs did not hesitate to put under contract at the age of 15, takes his nickname ” slice bread ” from a popular American expression which sees in certain people “the best thing that has happened since the invention of sliced ​​bread”.

“Last year, as I was not in Montreal, I watched the race on television and I saw that we had still raced partly in the rain and if it happens again this summer , that doesn’t worry me. We have a very good team and I expect a much better performance on track than last time. It’s a superb event. Montreal is a fantastic city and the fans are just as fantastic. I enjoyed it in 2008 and I expect it to be the same in 2010,” concluded Logano.

“We are pleased that Joe Gibbs Racing has chosen to include Montreal on Joey Logano’s schedule for the 2010 season. He is an exceptional talent and riders of his caliber all manage to shine one day on all types circuits, says François Dumontier, president of Octane Management inc. and delegated promoter of the event. Although he has participated in few road circuit races, we are assured that he will shine with us, as did for example last year, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski who also have a past mainly on speed ring. Along with these two other Sprint Cup regulars, he will definitely be one to watch in August during our Nationwide Series race .

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