MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Penske Racing announced Tuesday that Joey Logano will join the team in 2013 and drive the No. 22 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The 22-year-old Logano is a two-time Cup Series winner in his fourth full season. He is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing for the seat that opened when AJ Allmendinger was released after a failed drug test.
Logano was also the youngest winner in Nationwide Series history when he won at Kentucky at the age of 18 in 2008. A year later, he won at New Hampshire to become the youngest winner ever in Cup Series competition. He was the 2009 Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year.
Kenseth’s move to Gibbs now official
Matt Kenseth made his move to Joe Gibbs Racing official, more than two months after he told Roush Fenway Racing he was leaving. Kenseth won his second Daytona 500 this season and is one of the top contenders for this years Sprint Cup championship. But he decided in June that his 13th Cup season with Jack Roush would be his last.
Norwell junior picks Arkansas
Norwell junior pitcher Jonah Patten committed to Arkansas last month. The right-hander was 4-2 with a 1.90 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 36 innings for the Knights. He also had a .417 average with 25 RBI and three home runs.
Field complete for 2K Sports Classic
Marshall, New Mexico State and Niagara are among the schools completing the field for the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Bucknell, Hofstra, South Dakota State, Northern New Mexico UDC and West Alabama were the others schools announced. Alabama, Oregon State, Villanova and Purdue had been announced as the regional hosts. Play begins Nov. 15 at Madison Square Garden. The regionals will be held Nov. 9 and 11.
Purdue frosh DB wins Big Ten honor
Purdue defensive back Frankie Williams was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced. Williams had six tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup in Saturdays 48-6 win against Eastern Kentucky.
Former Ohio State defensive end Kenny Hayes, out of Whitmer High in Toledo, transferred to the University of Toledo. Former LSU star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has enrolled at LSU for the fall semester, even though he cannot play for the Tigers this season and will be eligible for the 2013 NFL draft. TCU starting receiver Skye Dawson was suspended for violating team policy and wont play for the 20th-ranked Horned Frogs this weekend. Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson was released from Tulane Hospital after struggling with symptoms of apparent heat exhaustion during practice.
Packers rated No. 1; Colts escape cellar
Green Bay remains the top-rated team in The Associated Press NFL power rankings heading into the regular season, while Indianapolis escaped the bottom spot in the AP Pro32. New England was second and the New York Giants third in voting by 12 media members who regularly cover the league. The Colts moved up to No. 27 as Cleveland dropped to No. 32.
Around the NFL
Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden is awaiting word from the NFL on a possible four-game suspension for failing a drug test. Browns president Mike Holmgren revealed in a local radio interview that Haden has already had his appeal hearing with the league. Cincinnati placed center Kyle Cook on the injured reserve list while giving him a chance to return this season if his right ankle heals. Buffalo rookie cornerback Ron Brooks will miss at least eight weeks after being placed on a short-term injured reserve list after broken foot surgery, and the team re-signed receiver Ruvell Martin. Baltimore offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie restructured his contract to remain with the team. Quarterback David Garrard was released by Miami, leaving Matt Moore as the veteran backup to rookie starter Ryan Tannehill.
Federer hesitant on Davis Cup invite
Roger Federer has been selected by Switzerland for its Davis Cup relegation playoff, but whether he actually plays next week against the Netherlands is unclear. Federer hopes to be in the U.S. Open final in New York on Sunday. The Swiss tennis federation says he is undecided about playing five days later in Amsterdam. The lineups can change as late as one hour before the Sept. 13 draw.