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Joey Logano reflects on having his dad and son on track with him after winning All-Star Race: 'Tearjerker moment'

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May 19, 2024; North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) celebrates his win with his team during the All Star race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Joey Logano loved celebrating his win at the NASCAR All-Star Race with his dad and son last week. While appearing on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, the 34-year-old NASCAR driver talked about his dad and son being at North Wilkesboro to celebrate his first win in the Cup Series season.

“It’s the coolest moment to see them running at you sitting there after we won,” Logano said. Logano also revealed that his son, Hudson, talks about him winning races. He said, “You feel like you’re letting your son down,” because he hadn’t won a race in over a year before getting the P1 finish at North Wilkesboro.

“To see him running at you, that was a tearjerker moment for me for sure,” Logano stated. Logano then told the story of putting his son in the passenger’s seat of the car after winning the All-Star race and began doing donuts.

“I forgot there’s no seat for him over there, and when I slid it around, he went sliding from one end of the car to another,” Logano said while laughing. “I’m like ‘Whoa. Alright, that’s probably it for that I guess.'”

Joey Logano shows love to his team after winning All-Star Race

Logano’s win at the All-Star Race got lost when it came to media attention due to the post-race fight between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch. And while the race was an exhibition, Logano became $1 million richer since it was the prize of the night.

“Pretty proud of our race team today,” Logano said during his post-race press conference. “Really this whole weekend and even back to the test here, we were able to make our car quite a bit faster at the test and then also go through so many tires. I said it earlier, I don’t know if you guys ever watched the movie Miracle before and the coach is making them run the suicide drills and he keeps saying again and again, that was Paul Wolfe to me at the test here. I ran over 800 laps in two days. I was sore. I had enough. It was warm out.

“But proud of the team for working through that day, those two days, and then when we came here for practice, the track was honestly quite a bit different. I didn’t think the track would be as wide as it was, or I thought it was going to be a single groove racetrack just like most repaves, but they did a fantastic job building this racetrack to where it’s really racy right off the bat.”