2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano now holds the Guinness World Record for the World’s Longest Hot Wheels track, after successfully running a soon-to-be released 2018 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang with a custom Joey Logano livery down the 1,941-foot track.
“Hot Wheels has been pushing the boundaries in car culture with it’s challenger spirit, outrageous design and unparalled performance for over 51 years,” said Ricardo Briceno, senior director of brand marketing for Hot Wheels. “Joey Logano embodies that same spirit in his racing, which is why we’re thrilled to partner with him on this record-breaking track and special edition die-cast. He’s truly brought the Hot Wheels challenger spirit to life today!”
Logano broke the world record at his personal race garage in Charlotte, North Caroliina. The track started in Joey’s expansive race shop, weaving through his car collection – including a Deloreon, custom Rat Rod International, International Scout and a 1933 custom Ford hot rod, 1972 Ford Econoline, 2017 Ford GT– and eventually ending inside the cockpit of his 2018 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang.
During the attempt, the car passed through the first of 122 boosters and then jumped into Logano’s 2018 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang upon completion. The record-setting attempt took over a year of planning and a week of setting up the track.
“Talk about a childhood dream come true! 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,” said Joey Logano. “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.”