Victory at Notorious Track Gives Young Star a Guaranteed Spot in Upcoming Eliminator Round of Sprint Cup "Playoff" Races

Just how hot is Wiley X® sponsored NASCAR driver Joey Logano right now? That’s a question that might not be fully answered until the dust has settled and a final Chase for the Sprint Cup champion has been crowned for 2014. But for now, it will have to suffice to say that he’s pretty hot — and making a strong case for himself as the driver other racers will have to beat if they want the crown. 

The 24-year old racing phenomenon took another huge step towards NASCAR’s ultimate accomplishment, winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 5.  The victory — Logano’s career-best fifth of the season — earned him an automatic berth in the third round of the Chase For the Sprint Cup championship. With the win, Logano can breath a little easier over the next two upcoming Contender Round races taking place at Charlotte and Talladega.    After Talladega, the remaining qualifiers will move on to the Eliminator Round, a three-race run-off that will narrow the field to four drivers leading up to an eventual winner-takes-all finale at Homestead Miami Speedway. 

Logano has earned his enviable position by dominating the competition over recent weeks.  In the first four races of these Sprint Cup Series “playoffs,” Logano has won twice and earned two fourth-place finishes.    

“Joey has really taken his performance to a new level, and we’re all thrilled to be along for the ride,” said Wiley X 
Co-Founder Myles Freeman, Jr.  “He’s driving like a true champion, and everybody at Wiley X will be cheering him on as he moves onto the next exciting round.   The competition is going to get tougher and tougher as the field gets tighter, but we know Joey will be ready for the challenge,” added Freeman.

Fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup championship contender Carl Edwards, also sponsored by Wiley X, finished fifth at Kansas and is also in solid shape after the first race of the Contender Round.

It is no coincidence that Wiley X sponsors and supports top NASCAR racers like Logano, Edwards, Kevin Harvick, and others.  These drivers rely on the sharp vision and high-velocity protection Wiley X provides, whether they’re out on the track or enjoying everyday activities.  Wiley X sunglasses meet stringent ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety standards, as well as EN.166 Standards, providing OSHA-grade protection for all active lifestyle wearers.  Wiley X is the only premium sunglass brand with this level of vision protection in every pair of glasses it makes — a big reason why the company is a leading provider of protective eyewear systems to U.S. military, law enforcement and others who perform in challenging conditions.   

In addition, almost every Wiley X model is Rx-ready, making Wiley X eyewear the perfect, no-compromise solution for people who want the style and protection benefits of Wiley X with prescription vision.  Wiley X DIGIFORCE™ digital Rx lens technology provides wearers with superior prescription accuracy and clarity, along with the widest possible field of vision.  Wiley X also offers many of its popular frames with the innovative Rx-Rim system, designed to accommodate an even wider range of prescription lenses (up to +5.00 and -7.00) and meet the needs of people everywhere.

To learn more about the advanced Wiley X sunglasses worn by top NASCAR drivers — as well as their fans around the world — visit or contact Wiley X, Inc. at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 • Telephone: (800) 776-7842 

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