Team Penske’s Joey Logano took time earlier this week to visit with military members. He met virtually with American Forces Network Pacific and the U.S. Army 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Japan. This visit capped off the 2021 Mission 600 campaign and set up the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
According to a press release from NASCAR, the NASCAR driver met with the military members virtually due to COVID-19. However, the change gave him the opportunity to witness troops in action more than 6,800 miles away. The U.S. Army’s 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade “showcased simulated live-fire training capabilities on a state-of-the-art Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) II.” This trainer provides marksmanship and judgmental escalation-of-force exercises for members of the military.
Logano is from Middletown, CT.