Joey Logano and No. 20 Home Depot Team – Kansas Speedway Advance

Joey Logano No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry

STP 400 at Kansas Speedway

The Home Depot Team Notes of Interest

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. The Home Depot Team will begin carrying a special decal this weekend on the C-Post of the No. 20 Toyota Camry honoring store #3023 that was not only destroyed by the tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., but lost one of its associates. The decal which states, “In Our Hearts Store 3023 Joplin Mo” will be present on the car for the next four race weekends as well as the team’s firesuits and hats. The Home Depot has committed to rebuild the store on its current location, has donated over $1 million in disaster relief for the area and its internal charity The Homer Fund is providing grants to associates who were affected by the storm.

. The Home Depot Team and Joey Logano head to the mid-west this weekend for the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Last year, Logano earned his first top-20 finish in three starts (two starts in The Home Depot Toyota). The team hopes to build off last weekend’s third-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend at the 1.5-mile track in Kansas.

. The Home Depot Team and Logano were the biggest movers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings following their top-five finish in Charlotte. Logano gained five spots in the driver point standings and is now 23rd, just 27 points out of the top 20.

. Logano and The Home Depot Team will participate in the Kentucky tire test for Goodyear on Wednesday. Logano has three starts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the Kentucky track and has won from the pole in each race. He’s led a total of 202 of the 600 laps run in the past three races.

. Welcome aboard The Home Depot associates from store #722 in Bellevue, Tenn. The store number will ride along with Logano this weekend at Kansas Speedway. In addition, The Home Depot vendor Makita will adorn the lower rear quarter panel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry. Makita is an industry leader in cordless power tools.

. The No. 20 Home Depot Team is taking chassis #290 to Kansas Speedway this weekend. This will be the first race of the season for this chassis, however Logano piloted chassis #290 once last year in the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The back-up chassis is #275 that Logano most recently drove in the Martinsville race following a practice crash that damaged his primary car. He went on to finish the race in the 13th position.

. To access information on The Home Depot Team visit: http://www.joegibbsracing.com www.joegibbsracing.com and follow http://twitter.com/homedepotracing twitter.com/homedepotracing, http://twitter.com/joegibbsracing twitter.com/joegibbsracing and http://twitter.com/jlogano twitter.com/jlogano.

Logano Quotes:

On Kansas:

“Kansas is an interesting race track. It’s one of those places, kind of like California, where the seams in the track seem to affect the car a lot through the turns. I’ve been really good there in a Nationwide car the previous two times. The Cup car — we haven’t been up to where we would want to be yet. We’re trying to find a little bit more speed there. We’ll see what happens. It’s a good race track and I enjoy it. You move around and can go about anywhere you want so that’s cool.”

“We’re going to run a special decal this weekend for The Home Depot store that was hit hard in Joplin, Mo., by the tornado. I can’t begin to understand what the store associates and the people of that community must be going through. We are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.”

No. 20 Home Depot Team

Primary Team Members:

Crew Chief – Greg Zipadelli Car Chief – Jason Shapiro Engine Builder – Mark Cronquist

Lead Engineer – Jacob Canter Engine Specialist – Michael Johnson Spotter – Mark Robertson

Tire Specialist – Jerold Shires Shock Specialist – Dusty Boyd Second Engineer – Mike Lorusso

Mechanics – Scott Geerts, Todd Foster Pit Support – Bill Byrne IT Support – Nathan Boone

Truck Drivers – Tom McCrimmon, Scott Crowell

Over-The-Wall Crew Members:

Jackman – Jason Tate Front Tire Changer – John Royer Front Tire Carrier – Brett Morrell

Gas Man – John Eicher Rear Tire Changer – Coleman Dollarhide Rear Tire Carrier – Eric Groen

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