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Joey Logano Foundation establishes $1 million COVID-19 fund

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The Joey Logano Foundation has established a $1 million COVID-19 response and recovery fund in partnership with Elevation Church, the foundation announced Tuesday.

The funding will address a variety of needs, including educational equity and access, medical supplies, food distribution and financial shortages throughout the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area and communities across the United States. Elevation Church is based in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews, North Carolina, and has locations in Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Canada.

“I’ve been blessed to have the ability to help others with our platform and for the past few weeks, the Joey Logano Foundation has been able to help in multiple ways on a local level,” Logano said in a statement. “However, (wife) Brittany and I knew we could do more and felt a huge calling to give on a larger capacity at a statewide and national level.

“Partnering up with Elevation Outreach couldn’t have been a better fit. At a blistering pace, Elevation Outreach and the Joey Logano Foundation have been able to create a $1,000,000 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which will help provide funding and necessary supplies for organizations in need during this scary time. Part of JLF’s mission is to inspire others to live a life of generosity and our hope is that this Response and Recovery fund is a catalyst for others to be inspired to give back during this pandemic.”

For more information, contact foundation@joeylogano.com or outreach@elevationchurch.org.

Joey Logano: ‘We gotta run’ all 36 Cup races after postponements

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The month of May looms large over the NASCAR industry. That’s when the sanctioning body hopes to return to racing after it postponed seven races because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May also looms over Joey Logano and his family but in a good way.

“The crazy thing about this, (wife) Brittany is pregnant right now,” Logano said Thursday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive.” “She’s due May 8th. So go figure.”

May 8 is when Cup cars are scheduled to be on track in preparation for the following day’s race at Martinsville Speedway.

While no one asked for eight weeks off because of a pandemic or all the misfortune arising from it, Logano is seeking a silver lining in the situation.

“She was a week early with (first child) Hudson,” Logano said. “And I’m hoping she’s going to be a week or so early again. Not too early, but a little bit early and I can be there for that, which would be a blessing in disguise for this whole thing.”

If the Martinsville race is able to go off as scheduled, what comes after that remains to be seen.

NASCAR President Steve Phelps said earlier this week the sanctioning body intends to hold all the remaining races on the Cup schedule, including the All-Star Race.

Logano was adamant “you have to” run all 36 Cup races.

“Think about if you canceled races,” Logano told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “So you wouldn’t run them at all. Well, now you’re draining the industry of a lot of money. These sponsors come in to pay to run a race. A lot of them are per race.

“So if you start eliminating races, well, it doesn’t change how much you have to pay the employees at the race team. So your revenue goes down a lot if we don’t race. So we gotta race, and there’s going to be plenty of hungry fans to watch it. Everyone’s going to be hungry to watch some sports when we get going again or want to go to races or get out of their houses at that point.”

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Logano points to the first races that were postponed at Atlanta and Homestead.

“They’re racetracks that we go to once a year,” Logano said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “So if you live in that area, maybe that was your race you were going to go to because you couldn’t afford to go to one further away.

“You almost feel like you got cheated out of a race if we don’t run it. So finding a way to run the race just makes sense from a fan’s perspective, from a business perspective, we gotta run these things. Now my question is, do we gotta get them all in before the playoffs start? Because that’s what sets the playoffs, is the regular season.”

Phelps said Tuesday it’s NASCAR’s desire to reschedule all the postponed races before the playoffs start so that the season can end at Phoenix Raceway as planned.

“There’s a lot of questions from a scheduling standpoint,” Logano said. “How long have we been talking about running a midweek race?

“I think when you look at the Daytona 500 … we ran it on a Monday night (in 2012). The ratings were great. That’s a big part of sports is what TV ratings are. That was a really big win. The tough part about that is for the racetracks. Now you’re racing on a weekday, people have to go to work, it’s harder to get people into the stands. It’s a balancing act, right? You get better TV but maybe less people with access to the facility. …. Now our hands are kind of tied, and we’re forced to possibly do that and really get a good test on what that’s all about.”

With so much time now on his hands, Logano said “You sit around and you can’t help but let your mind wonder thinking about (it).”

Joey Logano to drive Kevin Harvick’s Pennzoil scheme in Southern 500

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Well, this is awkward.

But it’s also hilarious.

Joey Logano will drive one of Kevin Harvick‘s old paint schemes in this weekend’s Southern 500 (Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN). More specifically, he will drive the Pennzoil scheme Harvick raced to a dramatic win with in the 2007 Daytona 500.

Why is this funny and awkward at the same time?

In 2010 at Pocono Raceway, three years after Harvick’s win, Logano was spun from contact with Harvick with two laps to go.

After an argument on pit road, Logano shared his feelings about Harvick with the media.

“I don’t know what his deal is with me, but it’s probably not his fault, his wife (DeLana Harvick) wears the firesuit in the family, she tells him what to do,” Logano said.

So what’s the best way for Logano’s Southern 500 scheme to be revealed?

With Logano’s wife, Brittany, dressed in a matching uniform and throwing a package of baby diapers at him and informing him it’s his turn to change their son Hudson’s diaper.

“I wear the firesuit in this family,” Brittany declares.

Joey Logano’s son gets first visit to Victory Lane

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Joey Logano‘s win Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway was big for the Team Penske driver both professionally and personally.

While it was his first Cup win in 36 races, it also marked his first chance to visit Victory Lane with son Hudson.

Logano celebrated his win in the GEICO 500 with wife Brittany and Hudson, who was born in January.

The successful birth of their first child came after the couple attempted vitro fertilization. Following their marriage in 2014, Brittany was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones that can lead to infertility.

“It was amazing to pull into Victory Lane and celebrate with your guys,” Logano said. “When you turned around and saw Hudson and Brittany over there, I may have cried a little bit. … It’s a different feeling. Everyone always says, ‘You won’t understand until you have kids.’ I always kind of shook my head, ‘Okay.’ Now having a little guy, seeing him there, he may not remember, but for me, that was very special. For Brittany I hope it was, too. Something we’ll cherish forever.  We’ll have a great family picture in Victory Lane at Talladega.”

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Joey Logano, wife Brittany welcome baby boy

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Joey Logano announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that his wife Brittany gave birth to their first child, a boy named Hudson, Thursday night.

The child’s birth comes after the couple struggled to conceive.

After they were married in 2014, Brittany was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones that can lead to infertility.

The couple attempted vitro fertilization and following a setback, announced the pregnancy in June.

In July, the Team Penske driver announced they were expecting a boy by doing burnouts that produced blue smoke.

Watch the above video for more on the Logano’s road to being parents.

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