Joey Logano had a nasty crash this past Sunday during the race at Talladega. Though I think Joey may have thought he was in a worse one than he was.
Joey is quoted saying “On the other hand, I think when are we going to going to stop? Because this is dangerous doing what we are doing. I got a roll bar in my head. That is not OK. I am one hit away from the same situation Ryan Newman just went through."
Except Joey’s wreck wasn’t close to what Ryan Newman experienced. Joey’s wreck was bad don’t get me wrong. Though he is a professional NASCAR driver, who is aware of the risk you take when entering the sport.
The guy is old enough to have seen what happened to Dale Earnhardt at Daytona. He also should be aware that the likelihood of dying in modern day NASCAR is almost zero. The sport hasn’t seen a death in over 20 years. The last driver to die was Dale Earnhardt Sr., again I get it Joey is one of the tallest drivers in NASCAR currently. He is over 6 foot so yeah, he probably got a ding on his head from the cage. But he can’t compare this to the wreck that Ryan Newman was involved in. Newman flipped multiple times, had a car hit him, landed on top of a car roof first, and then stopped. Where Joey flipped, hit the ground and rolled over to his tires.
If Joey is so concerned about the “danger” of the sport, why doesn’t he quit? Why are trying to get your kids into racing? So many questions for Logango, though I’m not surprised he wants to complain since he is slowly turning into a has been.
Joey Logano the Child of NASCAR, the man who had no driver to blame so he blamed the sport itself for his wreck. Maybe it is time to consider retirement Joey, or maybe just go run the back of the pact if the front is too “dangerous” for you. Give your seat up to a driver like Matt DiBenedetto, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse or even Tyler Reddick. If Joey can’t take the well-known danger he is going into then he shouldn’t be in a top tier car. Plain and simple don’t talk trash about something you should know straight up you might have to face.