Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski get behind the wheel of a tank
Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski are known for driving race cars and race trucks.
Now they can add another “vehicle” to their racing resumes in preparing for Sunday’s Daytona 500 in a rather unique way.
The two Team Penske teammates recently got behind the wheel of a tank. You know, the kind of things they use in the army, with their wide treads and ability to run over pretty much anything in their path -- which could come in handy if they had it in the 500.
“We have a friend about an hour from here that has a few tanks and some really cool toys, so we got to drive a tank,” Logano said during Wednesday’s Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway.
“You kind of feel indestructible when you’re driving a tank,” Logano continued. “There’s not much stopping you in that thing.
“They’re fast, too. It’s crazy how fast they go. It was a 50-something tank and that thing was crazy. It was neat.”
In addition to Logano and Keselowski, Logano’s wife, Brittany, showed she has the right stuff, too.
“My wife drove a tank,” Joey Logano said. “That was one of the coolest parts. I feel like my wife is a total badass now.”
Later during media day, Chase Elliott was asked if he’d like to pilot a tank.
“I don’t have any plans to drive a tank,” Elliott said. “It would be kind of cool to look inside one but I can’t say driving a tank would do a whole lot for me. If we can’t shoot at anything, no point in driving. If we get to shoot at something, then yes.”
Check out a few tweets by both drivers that included some video of their exploits: