1 picture, 100 words: Logano’s first race at IMS

Published On February 23, 2015 » 1552 Views» By John Schwarb » Blogs, Brickyard 400, Cup Series, IMS, IMS History

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Joey Logano’s win yesterday at the Daytona 500 was celebrated as a coming-of-age moment – pretty funny for not yet being 25. But the driver once derisively nicknamed “Sliced Bread” has been around a while. Now in his seventh full Sprint Cup season, Logano’s first IMS appearance was in 2009 as a 19-year-old rookie. (You’re very young in Sprint Cup if your age is lower than your car number and your car number is 20.) Even the youngest crewman pictured here probably had six years on Logano. But he fit in then – 12th in that Brickyard 400 – and now owns a piece of history.

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John Schwarb

I joined the Indianapolis Motor Speedway communications team in July 2014 and love sharing stories from the World Capital of Racing, particularly its rich history. Most of my professional career has been in racing or golf, so if I'm not in the IMS media center, the office at 16th and Georgetown or milling around Gasoline Alley, maybe I'll be standing over a birdie putt at Brickyard Crossing. Follow us at @IMS or drop me a line at @JohnSchwarb and come back to the blog often for more stories.
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