NASCAR: Mario Andretti introduced Joey Logano at Awards Banquet

This year’s NASCAR Awards banquet saw Joey Logano’s life and racing career come full circle, as he was introduced for his championship speech by racing icon Mario Andretti, his boyhood hero. It also featured a touching moment in which Ty Gibbs, the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, received a standing ovation as he came up to make his champion’s speech less than a month after the sudden death of his father, Coy Gibbs.

Logano said he had Andretti’s picture on his wall as a kid. “ … as weird as it sounds, I went to bed every night looking at a picture of Mario Andretti.

Mario Andretti attends the NASCAR Awards and Champion Celebration at the Music City Center on December 01, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

The Awards Ceremony itself is being broadcast Saturday night streaming on tape delay on Peacock at 8pm ET.


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