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NASCAR's Joey Logano Heading Home to Connecticut

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    NASCAR driver and Connecticut native Joey Logano will return to his roots on Thursday.

    He'll attend the grand opening of a new transitional housing program for homeless adults in Middletown that bears his name. Logano's foundation has supported the program. 

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Logano Place will take place at 11 a.m. in Middletown ahead of the foundation’s inaugural Hometown Showdown, a charitable kart-racing event.

    The event runs from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at On Track Karting in Wallingford. 

    Logano himself will join the competition, which allows participants to raise money for the homeless.

    "It's an honor for me to host this event in Connecticut where my racing career began and give back to the community who helped me get where I am today." Logano said in a statement Sunday. "I have wanted to do something like this for a long time and seeing it come together is really exciting for me.”

    Logano Place is the latest project from The Connection, a Connecticut-based nonprofit that agency helps homeless adults looking to reenter the workforce.

    It will house 28 homeless adults struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse issues.

    You can register for the Hometown Showdown online or by calling 203-915-9235.