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Hamlin, Logano involved in post-race scuffle

Mar 17, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

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Former teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, fresh off a Twitter fight following the season-opening Daytona 500, were at the center of another feud following today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Logano was running second on Lap 349 behind Jeff Gordon, when he was spun out from behind by Hamlin. He eventually climbed back to 17th at the finish, while Hamlin nursed his car home to a 23rd place result after hitting the wall in the final laps.

Shortly after the race ended, a brief shoving match broke out between Logano and Hamlin’s crew, with USA Today’s Nate Ryan reporting that Logano himself went up to Hamlin’s car window before being pushed back by the latter’s team.

Once the scuffle ended and Hamlin was out of his car, he then directed a verbal burn at his one-time compadre at Joe Gibbs Racing.

“[Logano] said he was coming for me,” Hamlin told Fox Sports. “I usually don’t see him, so it’s usually not a factor.”

As for Logano, he tried to keep quiet about the conversation with Hamlin, telling Fox “that is for me to know and Denny to know.”

It all means more headlines for Hamlin, who was recently fined $25,000 by NASCAR for his post-race comments two weeks ago at Phoenix International Raceway on the performance of the new Generation-6 cars.

And it’ll likely mean more Twitter followers for both him and Logano, who fired off the first salvo after the race: “Hey @dennyhamlin great job protecting that genius brain of yours by keeping your helmet on”

  1. convincedofthehex - Mar 17, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    I’m surprised Joey’s Dad didn’t jump into the fray to throw a few punches.

  2. bru308 - Mar 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Hamlin’s becoming known for running his mouth, and losing fans in the process. Blatantly wrecked Logano when he didn’t need to.

    Logano needs to leave the twitter war to the likes of Hamlin. He did enough after the race to prove his point. Too bad the crew jumped in… Need to let the drivers work it out.

    • sknut - Mar 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      Yeah Logano stooped down to Hamlin’s level and Hamlin had him where he wanted him. I don’t know why Hamlin has turned into a punk but maybe he should concentrate on winning races and not being the biggest heel he can be. Pretty amazing that he makes Kyle look like a choir boy.

  3. manchestermiracle - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    This just in: UFC combatants settle score by racing their cars around the parking lot. Film at eleven.

  4. gbfan83 - Mar 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    How lame…

    • manchestermiracle - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

      The stupid fighting or me pointing out the stupid fighting? This is why NASCAR gets the (well-deserved) hick label.

  5. takingbovadasmoney - Mar 19, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Ought to suspend both of them for the lame ass altercation…… If your really pissed and not just trying to get attention, pull up on ol’ boy swinging.

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