New Englander Joey Logano will be eyeing his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title when the native of Middletown, Conn., pulls his No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford onto New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. But before he takes to the Magic Mile, where he became the youngest winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history in 2009, for the SYVANIA 300 on Sept. 22, Logano will visit with fans at the annual WOKQ FanFest.
Logano, who is in his first season with Penske Racing, will answer questions from hosts Jose Castillo and Mark Ericson on the FanFest stage at 7:30 p.m. Admission to all events, including FanFest, on Thursday, Sept. 19, is completely free of charge.
Logano spent this past Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Newington, N.H., for NASCAR's "Chase Across America." Logano was honored with an Air National Guard challenge coin from the 157th Air Refueling Wing; walked airmen through how to change tires on the New Hampshire show car; and took a tour inside a massive KC-135 Stratocaster air refueling plane.
Logano finished his day by answering questions from legendary NASCAR pit reporter Dick Berggren, as well as a throng of over 75 fans inside Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at the Fox Run Mall.
Logano hopes the next questions he answers in New Hampshire come in victory lane, as he will look to win his second-career race at the Magic Mile on Sept. 22 in the SYLVANIA 300. Logano became the youngest driver in Sprint Cup history to win a race when he took the checkers in the 2009 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at the age of 19 years, 35 days.
Logano will follow fellow Chase contender Clint Bowyer (7 p.m.) to the FanFest stage, and will be the latest in a long line of drivers that has taken part in this unique fan-driven event, including Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Michael Waltrip and July FanFest drivers Sam Hornish Jr. and Kyle Larson.
FanFest provides fans with a jumpstart to an exciting weekend of NASCAR racing that includes the Whelen Modified Tour F.W. Webb 100, K&N Pro Series East North American Power 100, Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational and Gifford's 25 on Saturday, and the Sprint Cup Series SYLVANIA 300 on Sunday.
Other entertainment scheduled for WOKQ FanFest includes a balloon artist, raffles, caricatures, face painting, as well as surprise appearances from other NASCAR drivers.
Chelsea Bain will put on a free concert slated for 9 p.m. Past concerts to have performed at FanFest include the country music duos Steel Magnolia and Trailer Choir as well as country icons Brett Eldredge, Chuck Wicks and Jamie Lee Thurston.
FanFest begins at 5:30 p.m. and will also include the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade beginning at 6 p.m. This exclusive opportunity allows fans to see the colorful rigs that bring their favorite driver's car to the track for race weekend.
Driver availability and schedule is subject to change and without notice.
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