NASCAR Driver Joey Logano Announces Charitable Foundation to Help Deserving Individuals in Race Communities
Joey Logano Foundation to host 200 Members of the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad and Families at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, N.H. (July 12, 2013) – NASCAR driver Joey Logano launched the Joey Logano Foundation (JLF) today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Logano also announced that on Sunday he will host 200 members of the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad and their families as one of five JLF events designed to serve individuals in race communities across the country. The mission of the Joey Logano Foundation is to inspire, mobilize and empower the “NASCAR nation” to directly improve the lives of children and families with life-altering needs in their communities.
The five events will directly impact this mission by working with tracks, local sponsors and fans to contribute to and help individuals within a particular race market. Throughout his NASCAR career, Logano has personally been involved in helping the community and the Joey Logano Foundation is a natural extension of this charitable work that will uniquely impact individuals instead of organizations.
“I think it is really cool to be able to see the faces of the people we’re helping and give my fans ways to get involved too,” said Logano. “The Joey Logano Foundation is my chance to partner with fans, sponsors and NASCAR to really make a difference to the deserving people in the areas we race.”
The other four tracks where JLF will host events are Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 18), Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sept. 1), Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 12) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 10).
At a press conference held at the track today, Shell Oil Company, sponsor of Logano’s No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car, announced they will help jump start Logano’s foundation with a $10,000 donation. The company is also working with the Foundation to launch an exciting new program that will be announced later this year and will give fans an intimate look at some of their favorite NASCAR personalities as well as an opportunity to get more personally involved themselves.
“When Joey came to Houston in January and many of us met him for the first time, this was one of the topics we discussed in those initial meetings, and we could tell this was something very special to him and that he was very passionate about,” said Paul Stanifer, Shell Oil Company general manager, fuel sales and marketing. “We’re excited to already be working with Joey and his Foundation on the great programs that will be introduced later this year. It’s really going to give race fans a chance to get to know a different side of Joey and the team.”
In addition, Tom Swindell, NASCAR director of racing operations, announced a $10,000 donation on behalf of The NASCAR Foundation to the Joey Logano Foundation. The NASCAR Foundation will also partner with Logano on an online auction that launches today with 100 percent of the funds raised supporting the JLF mission. Fans can get their own NASCAR race experience while simultaneously helping JLF by bidding on several VIP experience packages at each of the remaining four JLF event tracks plus a Championship Weekend package at Homestead-Miami Speedway. These exciting race-day packages include all-access passes, a meet and greet with Joey, a tour of a Penske Racing hauler, the opportunity to watch a few laps from atop a Penske pit box, a pace car ride and an autographed “swag bag.”