Past NASCAR champion sets record for longest Hot Wheels track
2018 NASCAR champion set the record for longest Hot Wheels track on Thursday in North Carolina.
Even during the offseason, 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano has the need for speed.
It just happened to manifest itself on a much smaller scale this time.
Logano established a new world’s record for the longest Hot Wheels track on Thursday at his Huntersville, North Carolina, race shop. Using 122 boosters, the record-setting car went up and down a 1,941-foot circuit inside the garage area that included a pass by a DeLorean, under the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series trophy and alongside various collected NASCAR memorabilia.
The record-setting track ended with a ramp that launched the miniature car into a Logano-owned Hot Wheels-branded Ford Mustang. Logano then celebrated the accomplishment with a series of burnouts outside of his garage.
The attempt exceeded the previous record set in Russia and was part of a sponsorship activation between Logano and Mattel.
In a press release, Mattel said the effort took over a year of planning and seven days to construct the track. It took 10 people to set up the track and film the attempts from multiple angles. After several hours, the world record was set.
“I have so many memories playing with my Hot Wheels cars as a kid, and it’s fun to jump back in that space with my son, who shares the same passion for his Hot Wheels as I did,” Logano said. “Hot Wheels basically founded my passion for racing—the first car I ever had was a Hot Wheels car—and now being here, setting this world record with my son and an amazing team of Hot Wheels fans is a great way to announce our new special edition Ford Mustang.”
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