Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition that attacks hair follicles. It's fairly common, afflicting about 6.8 million people in the U.S. Joey Logano has discovered that he is one of them after undergoing tests in the last few weeks. He is rapidly developing bald patches on the back of his head. There are no other health problems or symptoms from the disease, per the Jordan Bianchi article in The Athletic. Joey thought about shaving his head, but then decided a better route would be to try to raise awareness of the condition by being openly unashamed of it. It's easy for him compared to many others... a school kid who's being taunted and bullied, or a woman for example. So at the playoff media scrum today in Las Vegas, Joey wore no hat and brought the subject up with Bianchi (and maybe others for all I know). Coincidentally, September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month. I'm not surprised that the civic-minded Logano would seek to turn his personal misfortune into a positive for others. That seems entirely consistent with his personality. But he has plenty of haters (fueled mainly by jealousy, I believe) so I wonder if they with turn this into something negative?