Friday, April 5, 2013

Joey Logano is not going to change the way he drives

Part of NASCAR driver Joey Logano's question and answer session behind his hauler Friday at Martinsville Speedway:

Q: Do you think you have to change the way you drive? Logano: “No, I’m not going to change the way I drive. I don’t feel like I do anything that’s really disrespectful to other drivers out there. I race really hard. I’m fine with being known as a hard racer. That’s OK with me.”

Q: Denny said you needed more patience. Do you agree? Logano: “Everyone has their opinion. I feel like I have plenty of patience behind the wheel. I feel that I have enough racing experience and enough racing savvy to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.”

Q: Mark Martin said you're not a guy who goes out looking for trouble. How have you dealt with this? Logano: “I don’t look for trouble, but I’m also not here to get walked on either. There’s a fine line of how you’re going to earn that respect. There are certain ways to handle every situation. I’m not a guy that’s going to look for trouble, but I’m also the guy that’s not going to get walked on.”

Q: Do you think you're trying too hard to prove yourself? Logano: "No, I don’t feel like I need to prove myself. I want to go out and win races. If that’s proving yourself, OK then that’s what it is, but I’m out here to win races just like everyone else is and I’m going to race hard to do that.”

Elliott Sadler to run three Sprint Cup races this season for JGR

From Joe Gibbs Racing:

New Alert™ Energy Caffeine Gum Joins Joe Gibbs Racing and Driver Elliott Sadler

Sadler Gets Behind the Wheel of No. 81 Alert Energy Camry for Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Races in 2013

CHICAGO, April 5, 2013 — Wrigley’s new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum will make its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Elliott Sadler on April 21 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Sadler will pilot the No. 81 Alert Energy Camry there and at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (May 5 and Oct. 20) for a total of three races during the 2013 race season.

The No. 81 Alert Energy Camry joins an all-star lineup of Mars, Inc. and Wrigley sponsors at Joe Gibbs Racing including Doublemint® gum, M&M’S® and SNICKERS® throughout the 2013 season.

“Wrigley and Mars are proud to continue our partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and look forward to working with veteran driver Elliott Sadler,” said Tim Conlin, a senior brand manager at the Wrigley Co., a subsidiary of Mars, Inc. “And we’re especially excited to give NASCAR fans the chance to be among some of the first people to see and try Alert Energy.”

“I’m really looking forward to representing Alert Energy in the Sprint Cup Series,” said Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 81 Camry. “I’ve been lucky to have a long history with Mars, Inc. and am very excited about working with them again in launching this new product. After trying it, I’m a big fan of Alert Energy gum. With my busy schedule, it helps keep me going from one thing to the next – so it’s a perfect match.”

Alert Energy is a new energy product available for adults 25-49 that lets people control the amount of caff­eine they want on-the-go. Alert will be available nationwide starting in April.