Joey Logano and No. 20 Home Depot Team – New Hampshire Motor Speedway Advance

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. The Home Depot Team travels to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) this weekend at the track driver Joey Logano and crew chief Greg Zipadelli consider their home track. Logano attended his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race as a kid at the one-mile track, made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut and captured his first Cup win in Loudon. He will be making his sixth start at the track on Sunday in the 301-lap race. In this event one year ago, Logano started from the 11th position and finished the race in the ninth spot.

. Meet Logano! Logano fans in the Loudon area can meet Logano at the Concord, N.H. Home Depot Store on Thursday, July 14 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The store is located at 42 D’Amante Dr. The No. 20 Home Depot Toyota will be there in addition to the autograph signing by Logano. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 5 p.m. to the first 700 fans.

. New England native Logano will highlight this year’s FanFest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with an autograph session for fans on Thursday beginning at 8:30 p.m. Logano will be part of the jam-packed, fan celebration, which is free to fans and includes admission to all of Thursday’s exciting events at the speedway and ends with a concert by country duo Steel Magnolia.

. About last week: The Home Depot Toyota was fast on Saturday night in the inaugural Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway but was victim to untimely cautions in the midst of green-flag pit stops which shut Logano and the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota team out of the top 10 in the final run down. Despite the ill-timed cautions, Logano was able to score a 14th-place finish and remain 20th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings.

* Logano will be back running double-duty this weekend behind the steering wheels of The Home Depot Toyota on Sunday and the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide car on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

. The New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities partners with CHaD and David’s House to host the annual Governor’s breakfast at NHMS on Friday. Logano and Trevor Bayne will highlight the breakfast with a question and answer session. Last year the event generated more than $100,000 for CHaD and David’s House. The organization provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Since opening its doors in 1986, David’s House has served over 11,000 families from around the world.

. The No. 20 Home Depot Team is taking chassis #314 this weekend to compete at NHMS. This is a new chassis for the team. The back-up chassis is #303 that Logano tested at Kentucky last Thursday and most recently ran at Michigan International Speedway a few weeks ago.

. Welcome aboard The Home Depot associates from store #730 in Knoxville, Tenn. The store number will ride along with Logano this weekend in Loudon.

. 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 New Hampshire.

“The last few weeks have been good for the team and I think we’ve kept up the momentum from Sonoma. Kentucky was actually a good weekend for The Home Depot Team, we were much better than where we finished and that’s really encouraging. Going to New Hampshire is always cool for me because of the fan support I get and the feeling like I’m going home. We tested at Milwaukee a few weeks ago, and I think we learned some things that should help this weekend. We’ve run well at the last couple of races at Loudon even though we were taken out last fall, I think we could have had top-10 finishes in both races.”

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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