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 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.”
and on Facebook
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.
MORE: Kevin and DeLana Harvick welcome second child
and on Facebook
Joey Logano and wife Brittany shared their struggles with pregnancy in an interview with Krista Voda that appeared on NASCAR America before Saturday night’s Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Shortly after they were married, Brittany was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones that can lead to infertility.
“Even if it’s not going to happen the way that we want it to, I’m fine adopting,” Brittany told Voda. “(Joey) is fine adopting because there are so many kids without homes.”
The couple tried in vitro fertilization. After a setback, Brittany became pregnant. They are expecting their first child in January 2018.
“If I had one regret,” Brittany told Voda, “I wish I would have shared it when I was in the pit. I want to let people know they’re not alone. One awesome things about pain and struggle is it’s an equalizer. Everybody goes through it.”
For more on the couple, check out the video above.
After five straight weeks of frustration, Joey Logano finally snapped one of the worst performance slumps of his NASCAR Cup career. But the best news was still to come (more about that in a minute).
Logano came into Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway having finished 21st or worse in the previous Cup races. But now, that seems like a long-distant memory as Logano got back to the kind of finish he and his team are used to, taking third place in Sunday’s race.
And then, to cap off Father’s Day, Logano revealed to the world on Twitter after the race that he will be a father himself for the first time, announcing that wife Brittany is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Logano came into Sunday’s race as the defending champ, having won this race last year. He would have liked to make it two years in a row.
“We outperformed our car and I’m proud of that,” Logano told Fox Sports 1. “We needed a momentum change and we did what we had to do.
“I’m just happy that something didn’t go wrong. We’ve had a rough struggle the last five-six weeks. It’s nice to click off a top-five and just get that momentum built back up again.”