Joey Logano isn’t happy with the way it was handled after the race
It came down to the wire at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Tennessee short track was a thriller from start to finish.
Due to the lack of practice, we saw a very different Bristol race on Sunday afternoon. The track was bottom dominant for most of the day due to a lack of rubber on the track at the start of the event.
With under 5 laps to go, Logano was coming to the front. He was glued to the bottom. But, Elliott missed the bottom and ran the middle into turn three. Logano filled the inside lane. He barely cleared Logano off turn four.
Heading back into turn one, Chase Elliott pushed Logano into the corner. Elliott worked inside as Logano pinched him down off turn two. They made light contact down the back stretch as they fought for space (this might have cut Chase Elliott’s tire).
Heading into turn three, Chase Elliott went for the bottom as Logano ran the middle. Elliott cooked the entry and the car never stuck.
Instead, Elliott just slid up the hill and into Logano. Both leaders slammed the outside wall. The caution never came out. As both cars limped to the finish line, Brad Keselowski took the NASCAR win!
After the race, Logano and Elliott pulled onto the pit lane together. Elliott wouldn’t even look in the direction of Logano. Logano decided to walk over and initiate the discussion between the two drivers.
After that conversation, Logano was even less pleased…
Joey Logano on Chase Elliott
“He wrecked me,” Joey Logano told Fox Sports after the race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“I mean, he got loose underneath me. The part that’s frustrating is afterwards… A simple apology. Be a man, come up to somebody and say, ‘Hey, my bad.’ “
“But, I had to force an apology. Which, to me, is just childish.”
“We had a good recovery and a shot to win. Passed him clean. It’s hard racing at the end, I get that.”
“But golly, be a man and take the hit when you’re done with it.”
Elliott on the crash with Logano
“Just going for the win,” Chase Elliott stated after the race.
“Trying to get a run underneath him. I got really loose in. I don’t know if I had a tire going down or if I just got loose on entry.”
“But, as soon as I turned off the wall, I had zero chance of making it. I’ll certainly take the blame. I think I just got loose and got up into him.”
“I felt like that was my shot. He was really good on the short run. I had to keep him behind me right there in order to win the race with only 3-4 laps to go.”
“I hate we both wrecked. But, can’t go back.”