Neal Williams in Victory Lane at Volusia on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Eileen Shrey)

Newsmakers of the Week // Joey Logano & Neal Williams

Two of the biggest races of Speedweeks in Florida were won last week by drivers with Northern roots.

 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano is a North Carolinian today as most every NASCAR National Series driver is. But his racing career blossomed in his native Middletown, Connecticut.  From the time he first drove Quarter Midgets at ‘Little T’ in Thompson, Ct., it was clear that Logano was destined for greatness.

 Volusia Speedway Park DIRTcar 50-lap Modified feature winner Neal Williams of Pittsgrove, N.J., is of a close-knit, multi-generational racing family.  His competitive edge  grew from Bridgeport, N.J. Speedway’s Crate Rookie Sportsman class into Big Block and Small Block Modifieds.

 For both drivers, their Speedweek wins, Logano at Daytona, Williams at Volusia, were the biggest of their careers.

 They are Newsmakers today and with momentum in abundance, are destined to make more headlines.