Jay Leno has to be under significant pressure knowing the appetite his fans have for a new Jay Leno's Garage video every week. This time, Jay takes a break from his usual format (something he's been doing with some frequency as of late) and goes back to his roots as a talk show host. There's no classic in the garage his episode with an interesting story to tell and a sumptuous exhaust note. Instead, the focus is purely on interviewing 23-year-old NASCAR racer Joey Logano about what it's like to be a racecar driver in his Ford Fusion.

Logano started racing at the tender age of six and has risen up the circle-track ranks to the big show of the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The two of them talk about what it's like to compete in the sport today compared to yesteryear, and Logano shares some racing anecdotes. Of course, they also get into what it's like to be on the racetrack controlling a car with about 850 horsepower, a four-speed manual transmission and brakes without any power boost. Scroll down to watch the video.


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      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 5 Months Ago
      Based on my previous viewings of Logano, and without even watching the video, I can confidently ask... could they not have picked a goofier sounding driver for this?!
      TopGun
      • 5 Months Ago
      Jay, the days of showing up at the track and being competitive are gone - if the race teams don't show up at the track with a good piece off the truck, it's very, very difficult to overcome. That set-up comes from testing, and simulations from a lot of engineering on what are, essentially, prototype cars.
      djvolvo
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm glad they have the road car version of the Fusion sitting there. I want to hear about how similar they are!
        TopGun
        • 5 Months Ago
        @djvolvo
        I'd say the silhouette is very close - you'll have to pick a different shot at them. I see a "Bubba and Skeeter" reference hasn't been made yet. We're way beyond using stock based cars people - they're making too much power, going way too fast, and safety is kinda more important than it was "back in the day".