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Logano to make history at Daytona

Joey Logano will look to make history in the Daytona 500 as prepares to become the youngest driver to take part in the Great American Race.

Logano will be just 18 years, eight months and 22 days old on the day of the race, and he would become the youngster driver by some margin to win the event if he is able to take the #20 Home Depot Toyota to Gatorade Victory Lane.

"I went down there last five or six years and I've had to watch from the sidelines and to be involved in it this year is really exciting," he said. "There's just so much history there and to be able to be on the same track that so many legends have won at is really an honour. It's Daytona and that's the Daytona 500. Even though I've never run in the race, I know how much of a big deal it is."

Logano began racing at age six and signed on with the Joe Gibbs Racing driver development programme back in 2005. In three short years, Logano already posts an impressive resume of racing accomplishments including a 2007 Camping World East Championship and a 2008 win at his ARCA/REMAX Series debut at Rockingham.

Before Logano suits up for the 51st annual Daytona 500, he will first compete in a rare Daytona double on Saturday 7 February when he races in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA/REMAX Series season opener and the Budweiser Shootout All-Star race.

In addition, Logano will participate in Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday, 8 February, the Gatorade Duel at Daytona on Thursday, 12 February and the Camping World 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series season opener on Saturday 14 February.

"I'm doing it," he said. "I'm running both races (ARCA and Budweiser Shootout) and then I've got the Nationwide race with the GameStop Toyota and then running the Cup race with the Home Depot Toyota. Between all that, I've got my hands full."


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