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Day 4 Sprint Media Tour recap: NASCAR Hall of Fame holds events

  • Brad Keselowski's Gen-6 car is on display at Penske Racing during the Sprint Media Tour in Concord, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)

    Brad Keselowski's Gen-6 car is on display at Penske Racing during the Sprint Media Tour in Concord, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)

    Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Roush Fenway owner Jack Roush addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)

    Roush Fenway owner Jack Roush addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Roush Fenway driver Travis Pastrana addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)

    Roush Fenway driver Travis Pastrana addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Brad Keselowski's Gen-6 car is on display at Penske Racing during the Sprint Media Tour in Concord, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)
  • Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)
  • Roush Fenway owner Jack Roush addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)
  • Roush Fenway driver Travis Pastrana addresses the media at the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, January 24, 2013. (Drew Bonifant / Monitor staff)

Day 4 Recap

The final portion of the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte included a night media session at the Penske Racing shop in Mooresville, while the fourth and final day included access to Roush Fenway Racing at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Joe Gibbs Racing at the team's shop in Huntersville.

Penske's two Sprint Cup drivers, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, commanded the media's attention during the third night. Keselowski talked about winning last year's Cup championship, the celebrity that has come with it and his efforts to repeat this year, while Logano, a new addition to Penske after racing previously for Gibbs, discussed how he's dealt with the team change, as well as his expectations and hope for a breakout 2013.

At the Roush Fenway availability, driver Carl Edwards went into detail about his frustrations surrounding a winless 2012, and his desire to get back to his 2011 form, which saw him finish a single point from a Cup championship. There were also new arrivals describing their preparations for the season, as Travis Pastrana comes on board to run a full Nationwide slate, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. climbs into the No. 17 Sprint Cup car that Matt Kenseth drove before leaving for Gibbs.

The Gibbs availability will include interviews with team owner Joe Gibbs, as well as drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Kenseth.

Quotes of the Day

"I really expected I would be pulling in the gate and there would be women in the fountains and things like that. Just awesomeness, like the Playboy Mansion. And then that didn't happen." - Brad Keselowski, on his first visit to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s estate in North Carolina.

"Ten years ago, I laughed at people that worked out. I thought it was a joke. Now it's a huge part of my life."
- Carl Edwards, on the growing importance of physical fitness in NASCAR

"Now that we've got Travis here, we can go up to his place in Maryland and really do some riding. I don't think (team owner) Jack (Roush) is really happy about that, so we might be redoing contracts and putting that in, that we can't go to Travis's house." - Ricky Stenhouse Jr., on new teammate (and extreme sports legend) Travis Pastrana.

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