Monday, April 1, 2013
Neither Joey Logano nor Denny Hamlin took home the trophy at Fontana, but former NASCAR Cup champion and current Fox analyst Darrell Waltrip thinks Logano gained some confidence and respect he had been lacking the past couple of seasons.
“That was the best race I’ve seen Joey drive,” Waltrip asserted. “He was aggressive and drove like he really wanted to win. I’ve seen him drive many races in which it seemed he left something on the table, but he didn’t at Fontana. Drivers in the past have taken advantage of him and he didn’t do much about it.
"But he’s with a new team and has a pretty fast car this year, so it seems like he has found a new confidence he didn’t have at Joe Gibbs Racing. I think he realizes now is his time and he needs to take advantage of it, and we’ve seen that in his driving.”
Fans hoping to get to meet their favorite NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers will have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, April 13 at Rockingham (NC) Speedway.
The speedway will hold a driver autograph session that morning from 10:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. by the famous rocks by the main entrance of the track.
The autograph session is open to anyone holding a ticket for Saturday's or Sunday's races.
"We had such a great turnout with last year's autograph session, that we had to do it again," said Rockingham Speedway President Andy Hillenburg. "The autograph session is a great time for fans to come out and meet their favorite drivers before the racing action gets underway."
There will also be a "Tweet Meet" Sunday morning at 9 a.m. outside of the track for the NASCAR Twitter community. More details will be available on Rockingham Speedway's official Twitter @RockinghamSpeed as the race approaches.
Tickets are available by calling (910) 205-8800.