Joey Logano Named to NASCAR '75 Greatest Drivers' Honor List

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At 18, when he reached big-time auto racing, the kid from Connecticut was often called “Sliced Bread.” As in … “he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.”

Now, as a 64-time winner over NASCAR’s top three series and a two-time Cup Series champion, “Sliced” is also known as one of the sport’s 75 Greatest Drivers. On Tuesday, Joey Logano became the 73rd driver so honored, leaving only (almost certainly) Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson to be named later this week.

Logano has been a consistent winner since his Cup, Xfinity Series, and Craftsman Truck Series debuts in 2008. Still young at 33, he already has 32 victories in Cup, 30 in Xfinity, and two (in only nine starts) in the Truck Series. All told, he has 66 poles, 252 top-5 finishes, 412 top-10 finishes, and 64 points victories in 764 starts across NASCAR’s top three series.

He spent parts of his first five Cup seasons in Toyotas at Joe Gibbs Racing before moving to Fords at Team Penske in 2013. The most recent of his 32 victories was two months ago in the Ambetter Health 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It marked the 15th season he’s won at least once in Cup, his 13th season in a row.

Logano’s Cup resume with Gibbs and Penske is Hall of Fame worthy: 579 combined starts, 28 poles, 32 victories, 152 top-5 finishes, and 263 top-10 finishes. He won Cup championships for Penske in 2018 and 2022, and has been top-10 in final points nine times in 14 full seasons. Most of his victories—all but two—have come with Penske.

His breakthrough victory with JGR was in the rain at Loudon, N.H. in June of 2009. He was just 19 years, one month, and four days at the time, making him the youngest winner in Cup history. The year before, at 18 years and 21 days at Kentucky Speedway, he became (and remains) the youngest Xfinity Series winner.

Among Logano’s other notable Cup victories: the 2015 Daytona 500, plus three times each at Kansas, Las Vegas, Michigan, Phoenix, and Talladega. He’s won twice each at Bristol, (plus one on the Bristol dirt), Loudon, and Richmond, and once each at Atlanta, Charlotte, Darlington, Fort Worth, St. Louis, Homestead, Martinsville, Pocono, and Watkins Glen.

He will be honored at this weekend’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington along with the other drivers (or their representatives) named as NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers. He’s the eighth active full-schedule driver on the list, joining Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Kevin Harvick.