NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano will be heading back to his home state of Connecticut to race for a cause at his foundation's inaugural "On Track with Joey" go-kart race. The event will take place on Thursday, September 18 at On Track Karting in Wallingford, Conn.

The night will provide an opportunity for fans to test their racing skills against Joey in fun competition along with other racers while raising money for a great cause. In addition to the on track racing, the event will consist of a variety of activities to truly make this a night to remember.

"It's an honor for me to host this event in Connecticut where my racing career began and give back to the community who helped me get where I am today." said Logano "I have wanted to do something like this for a long time and seeing it come together is really exciting for me.   Thanks to AutoTrader.com partnering with us for the event it has become a reality."

Logano is enjoying his best season so far in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, having picked up his third win of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway.  The New England native became the youngest driver in history to win a Sprint Cup Series race when he won at his home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 28, 2009.

His foundation's event will coincide with a return to New England to race in the Challenger Round of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup.  That race, the SYLVANIA 300 at NHMS, is scheduled to run at 2 p.m. on Sept. 21.

For more information about how to register and participate in the "On Track with Joey" event, please contact Savannah Smith with the Joey Logano Foundation at SSmith@JoeyLogano.com.