Logano foundation to help families in NASCAR towns

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Joey Logano has launched the Joey Logano Foundation to help deserving people in race communities.

Logano announced the foundation Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, site of his first career Sprint Cup victory. The mission of the foundation is to inspire, mobilize and empower the “NASCAR nation” to directly improve the lives of children and families with life-altering needs in their communities.

He will host 200 members of the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad and their families at Sunday’s Cup race.

“I think it is really cool to be able to see the faces of the people we’re helping and give my fans ways to get involved too,” Logano said. “The Joey Logano Foundation is my chance to partner with fans, sponsors and NASCAR to really make a difference to the deserving people in the areas we race.”

The other four tracks where JLF will host events are Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 18), Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sept. 1), Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 12) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 10).

Logano’s No. 22 Ford sponsor, Shell-Penzoil, announced a $10,000 donation to the foundation. The NASCAR Foundation also made a $10,000 donation to the fund.

More information on the foundation is at www.joeyloganofoundation.org.

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