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Joey Logano involved in early accident at Talladega; expresses concern over aero package

Joey Logano was involved in an accident on lap 60 Sunday afternoon at Talladega. His car briefly got airborne and landed on it’s hood before flipping back over and coming to a stop.  He was unhurt.

After being cleared from the infield care center, he talked to Fox Sports:

JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Mustang (Involved in Accident on Lap 60) —

HUGE HIT THERE JOEY, WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND WHEN YOU SEE THE REPLAY THERE?

“I guess I don’t know exactly what to think. It is a product of this racing. On one hand, I am so proud to drive a Cup car that is safe, and that I can go through a crash like that and get out and speak about it. On one hand, I am made about being in the crash and on the other, I am happy to be alive. On another hand, I am wondering when we are going to stop because this is dangerous doing what we are doing. I got a roll bar in my head. That is not okay. I am one hit away from the same situation Ryan Newman just went through. I just don’t feel like that is acceptable. A lot of it is the big spoiler and the big runs and all the pushing. It is nobody’s fault. Denny (Hamlin) is trying to go and the 47 is trying to go. It is a product of this racing. We have to fix it though. Someone already got hurt and we are still doing it, so that’s not real smart. At the same time, I am appreciative of driving a car that is this safe and what Team Penske has done for the safety of these cars so that I can live to talk about it and go again. I got lucky that I didn’t get hit while I was in the air. It is unfortunate for our Autotrader Mustang but we will go on but it won’t be a good starting spot next week.”

— Ford Performance —

Joey Logano gets airborne at Talladega Superspeedway.

Posted by NASCAR on FOX on Sunday, April 25, 2021