TBT: Joey Logano's First Win
Logano Recalls NHMS Wins
This year, New Hampshire Motor Speedway celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Throughout the year as part of that celebration, the Granite Stripe will throw it back on Thursday and give a small history lesson on past events at the track.
Long before becoming a Daytona 500 winner in 2015. Long before serving as a championship finalist in 2014. Long before joining Team Penske as a free agent in 2013. Joey Logano won his first-career Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 28, 2009.
The race was rain-shortened from 301 laps to 273. With the imminent weather rolling in, Logano opportunistically found his way to the front on Lap 264. The caution dropped for weather on Lap 268, and the red and checkered flags waved on 273 as the storm rolled in.
The win gave him the distinction as the youngest driver in history to win a Sprint Cup Series race. He accomplished the feat just over a month after his 19th birthday.
Despite the experience of his first career win coming at the Middletown, Conn. native's home track, Logano said recently that he preferred his recent NHMS win in the 2014 SYLVANIA 300.
Logano made his first ever Sprint Cup Series start at NHMS on Sept. 14, 2008 and finished 32nd. Following the 2009 win, he finished 14th or worse at the Magic Mile in seven of the next 10 races before finally breaking through in Sept. 2014 for a second win, and one that helped propel him to become a Chase Finalist.