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WILEY X® SPONSORED DRIVER JOEY LOGANO WINS POLE TO POLE AT MICHIGAN MOTOR SPEEDWAY

WILEY X® SPONSORED DRIVER JOEY LOGANO WINS POLE TO POLE

AT MICHIGAN MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Dominating Performance in FireKeepers Casino 400 Earns Logano First 2016 Sprint Cup Series Win, Locks Him Into Championship Chase

On Sunday June 12, Wiley X®-sponsored driver Joey Logano enjoyed what had been eluding him this racing season. Despite a string of strong performances Logano finally captured a 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory and did so in dominating fashion, leading 139 laps to win from pole to pole in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

The victory not only gave Logano his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season, it locked him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship “playoffs” where he will face off against the sport’s best drivers in pursuit of the crown.  With the exception of a $1 million all-star victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 21, the last time Logano tasted Sprint Cup Series victory was at Talladega Superspeedway last October.  By his own admission, Logano had been knocking on the door for a win all season but falling just short.  He credited not only his “great car,” but also his Team Penske crew for a perfect strategy and execution that kept him at the front of the pack throughout the day.

It’s notable that this was the first race with a new aerodynamics package designed to reduce downforce, making every car on the track more challenging to drive.  The effects of this were evident from the start, as Logano washed up towards the wall on Turn 2 of the first lap, then quickly recovered control and the lead despite losing several spots.  “Joey drove a perfect race today, and indeed his entire team performed flawlessly,” said Wiley X Co-Owner and avid racing enthusiast Myles Freeman, Jr.  “|t was great to see him get his first Sprint Cup win of the season, after being close several times.  We know Joey will be a force to be reckoned with for the rest of the season, and we look forward to rooting him on as he competes for the crown,” added Freeman. 

Sunday’s Michigan race also advanced the 2016 Sprint Cup campaigns of other top Wiley X-sponsored drivers, as Kevin Harvick® finished in 5th Place, Carl Edwards finished in 6th, and Tony Stewart notched a 7th Place finish — giving “team Wiley X” four drivers in the Top 10.

NASCAR superstars and global fan favorites like Logano, Edwards, Harvick, Stewart, Matt Kenseth and others depend on Wiley X sunglasses to provide the clear vision and state-of-the-art vision protection, both on the track and off.  Every adult sunglass style made by Wiley X meets ANSI Z87.1 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Safety Standards for true OSHA-rated vision protection.  Several models also meet U.S. military MIL-PRF-32432 (GL) standards for ballistic eye protection, a key reason why the company is a long-time provider of vision protection gear to the U.S. military, law enforcement and other tactical users.

To follow the excitement and racing action of Wiley X sponsored drivers as the 2016 racing season unfolds — or learn more about Wiley X’s complete line of advanced eyewear products providing wearers with Absolute Premium Protection — visit www.wileyx.com.  Or contact Wiley X at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 · Telephone: (800) 776-7842.

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