Joey Logano and Kyle Busch met at the NASCAR hauler on Friday, less than a week after Busch went after Logano following Sunday's race at Las Vegas. We'll move on. Time will tell. You can do a phone interview or a face-to-face interview, a lot of times your story is different when you are able to see facial reactions.
"Everything's great! Looking forward to a fantastic weekend here in Phoenix and (getting) back to the race track", Busch said three other times in an assortment of versions when asked for a quote. When Logano's crew members jumped into the fray to protect their driver, Busch was taken to the pavement and wound up with a bloody cut to his forehead.
"I hope so, you never know", Logano said on whether Busch better understood the contact after seeing the data. "The only thing I could do at this point was plead my case and say, 'Hey, it was an honest mistake, it was hard racing at the end.' We're going to try to move on and all I can do now is focus on our Shell/Pennzoil Ford and trying to win Phoenix".
"It's an emotional sport", said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "If that escalates beyond that into doing something intentionally on the race track, we're very clear we'll react".
Sunday's event will be the fourth of 36 races in NASCAR's top division this year.
Going forward, Logano doesn't know if Busch accepts his apology and explanation for why he lost control of his auto. "NASCAR's built on good, hard racing, which is what we believe these guys we're doing at Las Vegas". The highest two finishers from each stage among eligible drivers will compete in the third and final stage, with the highest finisher among the four earning the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus. "We still view that as two drivers racing hard for position", he said.
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