It started early with the annual Champion’s Breakfast in the Bill France Room at Daytona International Speedway, where Logano was presented with the traditional champion’s jacket. He also was surprised with a new first-year presentation for DAYTONA 500 champions: a steel-and-gold Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch.
The timepiece will come in handy. Logano has a jam-packed schedule of media activities this week, including appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight and the TODAY show Tuesday, plus a trip to ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Conn.
“I didn’t sleep much [last night], that’s for sure,” Logano said. “I didn’t go to sleep, really. My mind just kept thinking about the whole race, how it all played out. I just kept reliving the moment over and over again. It’s amazing … the DAYTONA 500. It’s something that’s very special. And now, I’m excited about the [media] adventure that’s ahead of me.”
At Monday morning’s breakfast, Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and car owner Roger Penske spoke with media prior to another tradition being renewed: installing the DAYTONA 500 winning car – in this instance the yellow-and-red No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford – inside the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building. The car will be part of the Speedway tours program and will be returned to the team at the 2016 DAYTONA 500, a tradition that began in 1996.
During the Champion’s Breakfast, DIS President Joie Chitwood III presented champion’s jackets to Logano, Gordon and Penske; the Harley J. Earl DAYTONA 500 trophy to Penske; and the Cannonball Baker trophy to Gordon. Chitwood and Logano also unveiled the logo for next year’s 58th annual DAYTONA 500.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return for a special Sunday night edition of the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on July 5. On the evening of July 4, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns for the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
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