LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Joey Logano, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced today that he will again compete in the 5th Annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering to be staged in Lake Placid, NY Jan 8-10/2010.
The Bodine Bobsled Challenge features NASCAR and NHRA drivers piloting specially-made bobsleds down Lake Placid's infamous track in 2 different races geared to raise money for the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project.
Driving bobsleds is one of the most fun and exciting things I've ever done," said Logano. "It's a great fund raiser for the USA Bobsled Team but what a thrill for me."
Logano will compete for his 3rd time in the Challenge and last year he almost won Race 1, finishing second to Todd Bodine.
SPEED Channel will again televise four hours of the Bobsled Challenge.
The Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc., was started in 1992 by NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine, and has built American-made bobsleds for United States athletes competing in the World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Winter Games. Monies raised from the Bodine Bobsled Challenge go directly to this project.
The Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project concept paid dividends with gold, silver and bronze medals in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Game, the first time that the USA Bobsled Team won Olympic medals since 1956, and scored again with silver in Torino. The USA Bobsled Team won its first World Championship in 50 years this past winter in a brand new Bo-Dyn sled and the team is well positioned for this years 2010 Winter Olympic Games to be staged in Vancouver, Canada.
Fan packages, interactive offerings and event merchandise for the 5th Annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge may be purchased online at www.bodynbobsled.com. Or go to lakeplacid.com for reservations.
What Daytona is to auto racing, Lake Placid is to bobsledding.