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Joey Logano Says Beef With Denny Hamlin Will “Absolutely” Carry Into NASCAR Playoffs

Whiskey Riff
Whiskey Riff
 2021-08-30
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The playoffs are already off to a hot start.

Kyle Larson was crowned the regular season champ, Ryan Blaney is taking back to back wins into the playoffs and Joey Logano is still pissed at Denny Hamlin.

During this past week’s race at Daytona, Logano took the second stage and was leading with just seven laps to go in the final stage when a flat tire brought his night to a halt. He was able to pit, but wound up finishing 23rd.

And he blames Hamlin for causing it.

“We had a shot to win there and the 11 just threw a late block and fenced me and then I had a right rear down.

Luckily, I didn’t take out the whole field that time, but that got taken care of the next lap, so it probably wouldn’t have mattered.”

When Logano was asked if the current animosity would carry over into the playoffs, he had one word…

“Absolutely.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Hamlin and Logano have gotten into it. Their rivalry goes back years, but came to blows on pit road back in 2019, at Martinsville Speedway.

Hamlin finished the regular season in seventh, and will take 2,015 points in to the playoffs, while Logano sits in ninth with 2,013 points.

The playoffs start next Sunday with the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

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Steelervic
08-30

Anything to keep NASCAR alive. Throw more nooses around the garage area if you’re looking for the attention this sport needs. Modern day sponsor created drivers trying to behave like the real race car drivers of old. Hard to believe how NASCAR has destroyed this sport from what it used to be.

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Mountain Man
08-30

Poor little Joey got a taste of his own medicine and doesn't like it. I'm sure he will retaliate then run to his hauler and hide like always while his pit crew attacks the other driver.

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cheekysheila
08-30

Joey is a cry baby.....thought he would have grown up. guess not!can anyone tell me ....what is with Larson winning everything than comes around?before his suspension he couldnt drive his way out of a paper bag....now all of a sudden, hes super driver. Different team....different car....Im not buying that. What kind of deal does he got going???? Needless to say hes far from being my favorite driver and my blood boils when he wins.

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