Now they can add another “vehicle” to their racing resumes in preparing for Sunday’s Daytona 500 in a rather unique way.
The two Team Penske teammates recently got behind the wheel of a tank. You know, the kind of things they use in the army, with their wide treads and ability to run over pretty much anything in their path — which could come in handy if they had it in the 500.
“We have a friend about an hour from here that has a few tanks and some really cool toys, so we got to drive a tank,” Logano said during Wednesday’s Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway.
“You kind of feel indestructible when you’re driving a tank,” Logano continued. “There’s not much stopping you in that thing.
“They’re fast, too. It’s crazy how fast they go. It was a 50-something tank and that thing was crazy. It was neat.”
In addition to Logano and Keselowski, Logano’s wife, Brittany, showed she has the right stuff, too.
“My wife drove a tank,” Joey Logano said. “That was one of the coolest parts. I feel like my wife is a total badass now.”
Later during media day, Chase Elliott was asked if he’d like to pilot a tank.
“I don’t have any plans to drive a tank,” Elliott said. “It would be kind of cool to look inside one but I can’t say driving a tank would do a whole lot for me. If we can’t shoot at anything, no point in driving. If we get to shoot at something, then yes.”
Check out a few tweets by both drivers that included some video of their exploits: