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Remember last week, when we told you about the Ford City 500 and the brewing NASCAR feud between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin? If you recall, we suggested that you, dear reader, keep an eye on this situation.
Well, I hope you heeded our advice and tuned in to the Auto Club 400 at Fontana on Sunday. Because not only did the Logano-Hamlin feud get cranked up another notch, but now Logana has also managed to piss off NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart. So this whole thing is just getting better by the week.
A week after some Twitter insults and an on-track run-in caused some heated pushing and shoving between Logano and Hamlin at Bristol, the two drivers exchanged paint again at Fontana. This time the collision occurred on the second-to-last turn of the race with both drivers jockeying for the win, and it resulted in Hamlin hitting the wall head-on and taking a trip to the hospital.
Obviously, as the announcers point out, that didn’t look like payback at all, but rather, two drivers competing for a big win. Nevertheless, it has to add fuel to the fire burning between these two, right?
Of course, regardless of what happens between he and Denny Hamlin now, Joe Logano has himself a new enemy in NASCAR. After the race, three-time Cup Champion Tony Stewart ran to Logano and got into a shoving match with the 22-year-old. The cause? Apparently Logano was overly aggressive in blocking Stewart out of a late restart.
Here’s video of the confrontation, as well as Stewart’s very heated words to the press afterward:
This just might be the best NASCAR season ever!
Oh, by the way, I think somebody actually won the race. Let’s see here…yep, it was Kyle Busch. But who cares about that?