NASCAR | Joey Logano Foundation, KY Speedway to Renovate Louisville's Portland Park

06/20/2018 08:49 AM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano joined executives from Kentucky Speedway and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Tuesday to break ground on a new activity center in Louisville’s Portland Park.

The new activity center will be dedicated to Ashleigh Hunt.

“We’ve been able to have a few special memories through our foundation at Kentucky Speedway in the past,” said Logano in a press release. “In 2016, we hosted Ashleigh Hunt, who’d been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and her family at the track. Despite battling against a painful cancer, Ashleigh never quit smiling. She had such a positive impact on everyone she met and left a lasting impression everywhere she went. Unfortunately, we lost Ashleigh earlier this year, but her memory will live on at Portland Park as we’re dedicating the center to her memory.”

The activity center is planned to be complete by race week of this year’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Logano also talked on Tuesday about why he likes giving back to various communities across the country:

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