NASCAR’s Joey Logano Opens NVFC Fall Meeting in North Carolina

NVFC Chairman Kevin Quinn presents Joey Logano with a helmet.

NASCAR’s Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion, helped kick off the National Volunteer Fire Council's (NVFC) fall meeting October 21 in Concord, NC. The special presentation was in support of the NVFC’s new volunteer recruitment campaign.

Shell Pipeline Company LP has partnered with the NVFC to promote the campaign to the NASCAR audience. The No. 22 car featured the campaign slogan on its decklid at the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series Race at Richmond International Raceway in September, and Logano is recording a PSA to let the public know about the campaign.

At the opening general session of the NVFC fall meeting, Logano and Greg Smith, President of Shell Pipeline, presented the decklid to the NVFC board. The No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion was also on display. NVFC Chairman Kevin D. Quinn presented Logano with an NVFC helmet in recognition of Logano’s work to promote the volunteer fire service and his dedication to helping others.

Presentation of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion decklid.

“We are thrilled to have Shell Pipeline President Greg Smith and No. 22 driver Joey Logano join us for our meeting,” said NVFC Chairman Kevin D. Quinn. “They have been wonderful supporters of the volunteer fire service and the NVFC’s recruitment campaign. We thank Shell and Mr. Logano for helping to raise awareness of the critical need for boots on the ground firefighters.” 

The No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion

Logano has been on a winning streak, sweeping the Contender Round in the Sprint Cup Series with three straight wins at races in Charlotte, Kansas, and Talladega. Racing was a recurring theme at the NVFC meeting with Logano’s presentation as well as special dinners hosted by the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association at Hendrick Racing and the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In addition to the decklid presentation, Smith provided an update to the board on pipeline safety initiatives from the Association of Oil Pipelines/American Petroleum Institute Emergency Response Team. The NVFC serves on an advisory board with Shell regarding hazmat safety.

Chairman Kevin Quinn thanks Shell Pipeline President Greg Smith for the support they've provided the NVFC and promoting the NVFC's national recruitment campaign. Driver Joey Logano (center) and Shell Pipeline’s Gweneyette Broussard and President Greg Smith with the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion at the NVFC fall meeting. The No. 22 featured the NVFC’s recruitment campaign message on its decklid during the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond (VA) International Raceway September 12.