New England's Logano to be at FanFest
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a special place to Joey Logano – he said so after winning his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at “The Magic Mile” in 2009. On Thursday, he’ll share his thoughts on what it meant to win at his “home track,” how it feels to currently own one of the two wild-card spots in the Chase and anything else fans are interested in as the featured Cup driver at the annual WOKQ FanFest.
Logano, the youngest driver to win a race in NASCAR history, will answer questions from Mark and 2K of WOKQ’s Morning Waking Crew, then will hang after the Q&A to sign autographs for a few lucky fans. During the day, the first 100 fans to buy Logano merchandise will receive a wristband that will allow them access to the autograph session at his souvenir trailer in the Broadway Midway.
Admission to all events, including FanFest, on July 12 is completely free of charge.
“It’s always a lot of fun to go back to New Hampshire and head towards home,” said Logano, a native of Middletown, Conn. “This track is pretty special because it’s about as close you get to Middletown, so there is always a lot of old friends and family that come to the track and cheer us on.”
Logano, who drives the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, is currently 14th in points, but owns one of NASCAR’s two wild-card spots via his victory on June 10 at Pocono.
Logano will be the latest in a long line of drivers that have taken part in this unique fan-driven event, including Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip. Logano will be replacing AJ Allmendinger, who has been suspended by NASCAR since last week’s race at Daytona.
FanFest provides fans with a jumpstart to an exciting weekend of NASCAR racing that includes the Whelen Modified Tour Town Fair Tire 100 and Nationwide Series F.W. Webb 200 on Saturday, and the Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday.
Also running on Saturday will be the Global RallyCross Championship, which is making its New Hampshire Motor Speedway debut. GRC drivers – which includes the likes of 10-time gold medalist Travis Pastrana, 2011 X Games Rally Racing gold medalist Liam Doran, two-time World Rally champion Marcus Gronholm and Dave Mirra, the most decorated X Games athlete of all-time – will practice on their specially-built course from 8:30-11 a.m. prior to FanFest on July 12.
Other entertainment scheduled for WOKQ FanFest includes a Balloon Artist, Raffles, Caricatures and Mini Tech 101, as well as appearances from other NASCAR or Global RallyCross drivers. There will also be a free concert slated for 9 p.m. And while the band has yet to be determined, past acts to have performed at FanFest include the country music duos Steel Magnolia and Trailer Choir as well as country icons Brett Eldredge and Chuck Wicks.
FanFest begins at 5:30 p.m. and will also include the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade beginning at 6:30 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.
For more details and ticket information on events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway or to purchase tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 and SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.