Team Penske confirmed on Friday that their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano will continue to drive for them through the to the 2020 season and beyond.
In confirming the news at a press conference on Friday, Penske also confirmed that Logano will continue to drive the No.22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion through to 2020 starting with this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Raceway.
Speaking about Logano’s contract extension, Roger Penske commented by saying:
We are so proud of the driver Joey has become since joining our team in 2013 and all the success he has been a part of on the No. 22 team. “But more importantly, we are proud of the man that Joey has become. He has evolved into an effective leader both on and off the track. Joey is a great ambassador for all of our partners and his philanthropic work through his Joey Logano Foundation has been remarkable. Joey is the type of person we are proud to have at Team Penske and we are excited that he will be a big part of the team’s future for many years to come.
Logano who joined Team Penske in 2013 has won 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories and speaking about his new deal, Logano commented by saying:
I’ve known my entire life I wanted to be a NASCAR Cup Series driver. “Now, to be able to know that I get the opportunity to drive for Roger Penske for the foreseeable future where I can focus solely on winning races and championships, is a life-long dream for me. To know that our executives, our sponsors, my team and all of the employees at Team Penske have that much faith in me means so much and that type of commitment really says a lot about this team and this organization.
Logano will start Sunday’s Daytona 500 from 15th place. The American went on to say:
This has been a great chapter of my life since joining Team Penske in 2013. “It was really a second chance for my career. Since then, we’ve experienced a lot of success and a lot of great life moments, both on and off the track. Now, we have to go out there and continue to perform on the track. With Team Penske, Shell-Pennzoil, Autotrader, AAA, Ford and all of our partners showing their belief in me, I want to go out and show what I can do for them. I’ve worked really hard to get here. Now I need to embrace this commitment and take advantage of this awesome opportunity.