Joey Logano in a 'Split/Second'

May, 5, 2010
By Jon Robinson
Joey LoganoJohn Harrelson/Getty ImagesJoey Logano has become the face of gaming for NASCAR.

If NASCAR driver Joey Logano isn't living the dream, I don't know who is.

The 19-year-old hotshot nicknamed "Sliced Bread" (as in greatest thing since) isn't only the youngest driver turning left with the big boys, but the avid gamer is also being sponsored by GameStop. (That's like Gilbert Arenas walking around with the Smith & Wesson logo on his shorts.)

But the question is, does Logano just walk into a GameStop wherever he is on the road and the clerks instantly return from some back room with bags and boxes of free games and gear?

"Something like that," Logano tells me with a laugh. "Let me just say this: GameStop knows how to take care of me. It's not a bad deal for a 19-year-old kid to get hooked up with some games."

And Logano and crew bring their stash of titles with them on the road wherever they race, playing games in Logano's bus during downtime. "If it's raining like it has been a lot lately, we get plenty of video game time in there," he says. And surprisingly, even though he spends all day racing cars for real, his first choice on the Xbox 360 or PS3 is more racing. "My life is racing, so it's basically all racing for me, even in video games," Logano says.

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