With Matt Kenseth’s impending move to the #20 Toyota at Joe Gibbs Racing next season, it really left Joey Logano in the dark as to his future. Rumors were swirling that the 22-year-old could run a partial Sprint Cup series schedule in 2013 and be bumped back down to a full Nationwide series schedule as well. Still, no one knew what was going on for sure. Until now.
A source told ESPN today that Joey Logano will be joining Penske Racing for the 2013 season. The organization is currently looking for someone to take over the vacated #22 seat after A.J. Allmendinger was suspended for drug use earlier this year. Currently, Sam Hornish, Jr. is driving that car, although Penske never confirmed that he would be there long term. An announcement could come as early as Tuesday.
If Logano does join Penske Racing next year, this would put him alongside Brad Keselowski, who drives the #2 car. This would undoubtedly give the organization one of the youngest rosters in the series with promise heading into the future, as both drivers seem to have shown a large amount of potential, although Keselowski has “broken out” quicker than Logano in NASCAR’s top series. Remember, it was revealed earlier this year that Penske will be switching from Dodge to Ford at the beginning of the 2013 season.