Game Stop signs with Logano and JGR GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, has extended its sponsorship with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) through the 2010 NASCAR season. Talented young phenom Joey Logano will pilot the No. 20 GameStop Toyota in 21 Nationwide Series events, beginning with the season-opening race at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 13, 2010.
“When we decided to enter NASCAR three years ago, we knew we had to find the right driver/team combination,” said Paul Raines, Chief Operating Officer for GameStop. “Joey has proven to be the perfect fit for GameStop with his passion for gaming and his fierce competitive spirit behind the wheel. Riding on the success Joey and the No. 20 team had in 2009, we look forward to seeing Joey in victory lane multiple times this year.”
Just days after his 18th birthday in May 2008, Logano made his Nationwide Series debut with GameStop as his primary sponsor. Logano then powered to victory in only his third Nationwide Series start, making him the youngest winner in series history. In 2009, Logano grabbed four pole positions and won five Nationwide Series races in the No. 20 GameStop Toyota.
“GameStop is a phenomenal partner, and we need to continue to deliver the results they deserve as the leader in their industry,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of JGR. “Over the past couple years it has became obvious that Joey Logano and GameStop make up perhaps the best driver-sponsor combination in the Nationwide Series. We’re looking forward to a great season.”
“Having GameStop sponsor me in the Nationwide Series is really cool,” Logano said. “When I have any free time, I’m usually playing video games with my friends, so being able to drive the No. 20 GameStop Toyota brings together two things I love to do. I’m glad to be driving for GameStop again this year.”
Look for Joey Logano and the No. 20 GameStop Toyota at select NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2010.
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