Logano, Middletown Native, Gets First...

Logano, Middletown Native, Gets First Win In Nationwide Series ...

There are 19 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 15, 2008, titled Logano, Middletown Native, Gets First Win In Nationwide Series .... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

In 1995, Joey Logano's father Tom gave him a go-kart for his fifth birthday. Sitting behind the wheel of that 8-horsepower machine - turning laps around the family business in Portland - set in motion four ...

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Nutmegger

United States

#1 Jun 15, 2008
Congratulations Joey! I wish you a long and very successful career. Don't be like President Bush and deny your Connecticut heritage -- we are proud of you (unlike President Bush) and hope you fondly remember your first laps being in Portland Connecticut. As Han said to Luke, "Don't get cocky, kid!"
Go Joey

Old Lyme, CT

#2 Jun 15, 2008
Nutmegger wrote:
Congratulations Joey! I wish you a long and very successful career. Don't be like President Bush and deny your Connecticut heritage -- we are proud of you (unlike President Bush) and hope you fondly remember your first laps being in Portland Connecticut. As Han said to Luke, "Don't get cocky, kid!"
Stick to your guns Joey, don't get weak and surrender when the going gets tuff.
Ann Theresa

AOL

#3 Jun 15, 2008
You go Joe! Great race!!! Portland is so proud of you. Can't wait to see your Grandfather walking down Main St. He's been walking on air before you even won. We'll have to tie him down now. God bless. We're behind you all the way,

“5,24,48,88”

Since: Nov 07

Beacon Falls, CT.

#4 Jun 15, 2008
I watched the entire race, this kid is going to be something else. Tony Stewart is probably going to be leaving Gibbs racing this year when his contract runs out, don't be surprised to see Joey running in the Sprint Cup races next year.
Big City Bob

United States

#5 Jun 15, 2008
The next Geff Gordon.

“18 FIST TO FACE FIGHTING ONLY”

Since: May 08

florida

#6 Jun 15, 2008
Nutmegger wrote:
Congratulations Joey! I wish you a long and very successful career. Don't be like President Bush and deny your Connecticut heritage -- we are proud of you (unlike President Bush) and hope you fondly remember your first laps being in Portland Connecticut. As Han said to Luke, "Don't get cocky, kid!"
Without attitude, he wont make it!! Look at HMS, sissys, and they just got Nascar pandering to them a few years but folks knew it and stopped buying tickets, vewing went down, and now look, they aint nothing even with JR in!! But Joey is with the best drivers in Nascar and the very best team, he will learn a lot of good stuff from them, I see another Kyle and Denny gracing the Nascar races, and folks, it dont get no better than {{{{JGR}}}}} Kyle will be a darn good mentor!!!!
CONCERNED CITIZEN

United States

#7 Jun 15, 2008
I too was a native in Middletown - born and raised there. Also moved -( after my marriage. )But, most of all congratulations on your win. I watched the race and was in awe on your win. Keep up the good work . It's just the beginning for more to come. GOOD LUCK.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#8 Jun 16, 2008
KYLE UNIVERSE wrote:
<quoted text>Without attitude, he wont make it!! Look at HMS, sissys, and they just got Nascar pandering to them a few years but folks knew it and stopped buying tickets, vewing went down, and now look, they aint nothing even with JR in!! But Joey is with the best drivers in Nascar and the very best team, he will learn a lot of good stuff from them, I see another Kyle and Denny gracing the Nascar races, and folks, it dont get no better than {{{{JGR}}}}} Kyle will be a darn good mentor!!!!
Joey don't need Kyle to Menter him. He will give kyle a run for his money..
Joey has the personality and racing background he will do fine.It's coming kyle get ready....
Terry

Kansas City, MO

#9 Jun 16, 2008
Atta boy Joey you took super boy Kyle to school. You have to laugh Kyle over drove the car trying to catch him and crashed. Then he pouts and is going to take his ball and go home now because he doesn't have a chance in hell for the natiowide championship.
TSTEWFAN

Whitesboro, NY

#10 Jun 16, 2008
Terry wrote:
Atta boy Joey you took super boy Kyle to school. You have to laugh Kyle over drove the car trying to catch him and crashed. Then he pouts and is going to take his ball and go home now because he doesn't have a chance in hell for the natiowide championship.
Hey Terry, just wanted to clarify the JGR Nationwide situation for you. Last year, JGR lost 2 development drivers(Aric Amirilo and Brad Coleman) because they knew they would have trouble keeping sponsorship on the 18 car this year. No individual driver at JGR was going for the driver's championship...the goal was to keep the 20 car in contention for the ownership championship when Joey got into the car midseason. I am a Kyle Busch fan and will disregard your comments about his Nationwide involvement because it makes you look a little silly now that you know what the real situation is at JGR.

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#11 Jun 16, 2008
Nutmegger wrote:
Congratulations Joey! I wish you a long and very successful career. Don't be like President Bush and deny your Connecticut heritage -- we are proud of you (unlike President Bush) and hope you fondly remember your first laps being in Portland Connecticut. As Han said to Luke, "Don't get cocky, kid!"
What a bonehead statement. What in the hell does Bush have to do with Logano?

Here's hoping you don't do this in every conversation you have. As Mel Brooks said to Harvey Korman, "what a loser".

Your stupid statements aside, Logano is without a doubt the Tiger Woods of Nascar.
Terry

Kansas City, MO

#12 Jun 16, 2008
TSTEWFAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Terry, just wanted to clarify the JGR Nationwide situation for you. Last year, JGR lost 2 development drivers(Aric Amirilo and Brad Coleman) because they knew they would have trouble keeping sponsorship on the 18 car this year. No individual driver at JGR was going for the driver's championship...the goal was to keep the 20 car in contention for the ownership championship when Joey got into the car midseason. I am a Kyle Busch fan and will disregard your comments about his Nationwide involvement because it makes you look a little silly now that you know what the real situation is at JGR.
I am not perfect I can admit if I am wrong but when he was interviewed after the race and was asked about Milwaukee he said Thats it I am all done. Now I had heard he was coming to Milw so my mistake. But I stand by my statement he over drove the car and crashed all by his little lonesome trying to catch Joey. He is a hell of a driver no doubt, but he acts like a spoiled little punk and you have to laugh when he wipes his own a$$ out. But thats my opinion thats what makes the world go round. Thanks for the help T hate looking silly LOL.
TSTEWFAN

Whitesboro, NY

#13 Jun 16, 2008
Terry wrote:
<quoted text> I am not perfect I can admit if I am wrong but when he was interviewed after the race and was asked about Milwaukee he said Thats it I am all done. Now I had heard he was coming to Milw so my mistake. But I stand by my statement he over drove the car and crashed all by his little lonesome trying to catch Joey. He is a hell of a driver no doubt, but he acts like a spoiled little punk and you have to laugh when he wipes his own a$$ out. But thats my opinion thats what makes the world go round. Thanks for the help T hate looking silly LOL.
Hey Terry-I see you over at Mindy's and I like you enough to have prayed that your weather nightmare would soon end. I think you're a good guy and wanted to make sure you knew the deal at JGR...I hate looking silly too. Have a super day.
Terry

Kansas City, MO

#14 Jun 16, 2008
TSTEWFAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Terry-I see you over at Mindy's and I like you enough to have prayed that your weather nightmare would soon end. I think you're a good guy and wanted to make sure you knew the deal at JGR...I hate looking silly too. Have a super day.
Hey T I thank you for that more than you know. It's been bad around here. Again thanks for the heads up on JGR. You have a hell of a good shot at Kyle winning the cup me liking it or not. I guess thats part of the fun. You take care my friend!
Terry

United States

#15 Jun 18, 2008
TSTEWFAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Terry-I see you over at Mindy's and I like you enough to have prayed that your weather nightmare would soon end. I think you're a good guy and wanted to make sure you knew the deal at JGR...I hate looking silly too. Have a super day.
Hey T maybe I didn't hear the wrong stuff about bush running nationwide. Not trying to rub it in honest. But now you know what I heard was fairly on target. Have a good night.
http://www.nascar.com/2008/news/headlines/cup...
Scott

United States

#16 Jun 18, 2008
Nutmegger wrote:
Congratulations Joey! I wish you a long and very successful career. Don't be like President Bush and deny your Connecticut heritage -- we are proud of you (unlike President Bush) and hope you fondly remember your first laps being in Portland Connecticut. As Han said to Luke, "Don't get cocky, kid!"
You're a dope. Just like president Bush. Congratulations.
Nutmegger

East Hampton, CT

#17 Jun 23, 2008
Middletown Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
What in the hell does Bush have to do with Logano?
Your stupid statements aside...
Dear Boner: Born in CT. Moved away. Got famous.
gordon24

United States

#18 Jul 17, 2008
I think there is no doubt that joey lagano has alot of talent, but i also think that people are kinda jumping the gun saying that he will be the next jeff gordon or dale earnhardt.... he still has alot more to prove before he reaches that kind of status. but if joey stays focused and makes the right descisions on places to start his carrer in the sprint cup there will definitely be wins and championships in store for him.

Since: Jan 07

AOL

#19 Jul 17, 2008
I like watching Joey. he is going to be the next, upcoming new star. I am an 'oldie', growing up in the 60's and 70's with all those great old race cars. The kids got the spunk and he is cool under pressure!

Watch out, you current NASCAR stars!!

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