NASCAR Young Guns Keselowski, Logano Rev Up for USO Tour to Cuba
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Rising stars of the NASCAR circuit, Joey Logano (pictured at left in photo) and Brad Keselowski, will be taking a pit stop at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Dec. 12-14 as part of a NASCAR- USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour.
Logano, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing and Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge for Penske Racing, will share stories of life on the track, sign autographs, pose for photos and spread holiday cheer to hundreds of troops and military families.
“I jump at every chance I get to show my appreciation to our nation’s armed forces and I look forward to my upcoming USO trip to Guantanamo Bay,” Logano said. “Our servicemen and women and their families are doing an amazing job.”
For Keselowski, it’s the realization of something he’s wanted to do for some time.
“Traveling with the USO and getting the chance to spend time with our troops is something I wish everyone could do. To see what they do day-in and day-out and hear their stories is an opportunity of a lifetime and something I will never forget.”
Both drivers have taken time to break for our nation’s troops in the past, as well. Logano and Keselowski have participated in charitable races benefiting America’s armed forces and are avid supporters of the military community. They have also visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center, now known as Walter Reed National Medical Center, and have spent quality time with wounded warriors.
The 21-year-old Logano began racing at age six and is the youngest winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history. He recently completed his third season at NASCAR’s highest level in 2011.
Keselowski, 27, follows in the professional racing footsteps of his father (Bob) and uncle (Ron). Brad won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2009 at Talladega and finished fifth in the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in his second full season at that level.
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