Joey “Sliced Bread” Logano isn’t someone I usually blog about. I am taking the same attitude towards Joey as I am towards Danica (I said it…the D word) and that is very much a “wait and see” attitude because pretty much I decided that you don’t just jump in a stock car and know everything about everything- no matter where you cut your racing teeth. I do keep tabs on where Joey …just out of habit if nothing else- 10 years following an orange 20 car…I can’t help but occassionally wonder where they are at (although I am now awesome at being able to pick out Tony’s new color – even up against other red cars like Kasey Kahne or Bobby Labonte). Anyway, I can’t resist blogging about Joey today.
In case you didn’t know, Joey won his first NASCAR SPRINT CUP pole today. Exciting right? He SHOULD be excited. Winning your first pole has got to be a good feeling.
However Joey is not receiving the usual Coors Light Pole award. Why? Because Joey is only 19 years old. You might remember me mentioning both last year and this year during the Budweiser Shoot Out position draw that Joey’s crew chief, Greg Zipadelli, would draw Joey’s bottle (the position numbers for the Shoot Out are drawn by picking a bottle of Budweiser containing a flag with the starting number on it). This was due to the fact that Joey is underage.
So instead of the Coors Light Pole award, Joey gets the 21 Means 21 pole award. I just find it kind of funny. I can only imagine that Joey can not WAIT to turn 21 so he can pick his own Bud Shoot Out bottle and that they don’t have to change the name of the pole winner award so he can accept it.
It was also pointed out to me that Mark Martin was going for his 50th pole award (and if I remember correctly there was something about him tying or beating a record from Cale Yarborough too) at Bristol. And it’s pretty damn ironic that Mark Martin is old enough to be Logano’s father….
Anyway congratulations to Joey and the Home Depot team on their first pole…no matter what they call it.