Joey Logano To Race In 2020 Supercars Eseries R4
Ford Performance NASCAR star Joey Logano will join the 2020 BP Supercars All Stars Eseries for Round 4 of the championship on Wednesday April 29. The 2018 Cup Series Champion and former Daytona 500 winner (2015) will join the Supercars field at virtual Montreal and Watkins Glen circuits, both layouts he has driven on during his impressive NASCAR career.
“I’m pumped to be racing among the Supercars drivers. Like all professional race car drivers, they are supremely talented at what they do. I’ve admired what my Penske teammates Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard have achieved on track in what’s a highly competitive series,” said Logano. “While we’re racing on the sim, I’m not going to hold back, though I know it’s going to be tough against a lot of these guys. I’m hoping some of my experience of running on road courses in the Cup Series will benefit me.”
Logano commenced the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Season (NCS) in a strong fashion, scoring wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway, two of the first four races before the season was halted following the Phoenix race weekend. The driver of the No. 22 Ford Mustang also scored a victory in one of the Duel Qualifying Races at Daytona International Speedway to kick off the 2020 NCS season. Logano’s Phoenix win was his 25th career victory, making him only the fourth driver in the history of the sport to win 25 times before the age of 30.
“Joey is one of the top NASCAR drivers of this generation, so it’s a fascinating and exciting experiment to see him battling it out in a virtual Ford Performance Mustang alongside our very own drivers as they take on the entire Supercars field,” said Kay Hart, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand.
Logano will compete in his 13th NCS season in 2020 and his eighth year racing for Team Penske as he seeks his second NCS series championship. The 2018 Cup Series title-winner made his 400th career Cup Series start at the season-opening Daytona 500 and became the youngest driver to make 400 starts in series history at just 29 years old.
Round 4 of the 2020 BP Ultimate All Stars Eseries will see Logano join the Supercars field at a virtual Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, as well as NASCAR regular track Watkins Glen, where former two-time Supercars champion, Marcos Ambrose, won six times for Ford during his NASCAR career, including three consecutive years from 2008 to 2010. Both venues are new to Supercars, and will follow on from the legendary Mount Panorama, Bathurst for Round 3. Logano won the NASCAR Cup Series event at Watkins Glen in 2015 and is a three-time winner at the track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
With two rounds complete, Ford Mustangs are first and second in the series, led by Shell V-Power Racing’s Scott McLaughlin (501 points), ahead of Tickford Racing’s Cam Waters in the Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang (456).
Round 4 of the BP Ultimate All Stars Eseries will be broadcast from 18:00 AEST on April 29, 2020, on Fox Sports, Kayo, Supercars.com, Supercars Facebook Page and Supercars Teams’ Facebook Pages.