Mar 27, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT
“There’s a lot of noise about a lot of things that are said at these races,” Penske told the AP. “People are at a high pitch and I think other people need to settle down and realize that’s the sport. We’re just going to have to keep our heads on.”
Despite the incident that has left Hamlin out for six weeks, Penske still backs his driver.
“He’s still the same guy we hired six months ago, and I’m 100 percent confident that he’s going to be able to execute when he needs to be at the highest level,” Penske said.
Penske has exchanged texts with Hamlin offering well wishes, and said Hamlin and Logano had texted on their own. Logano has not yet responded to any AP interview requests.
Video from NASCAR America
- 2015 IndyCar schedule officially revealed; 17 races including 12 on NBCSN (VIDEO) 0
- Bianchi remains “critical but stable” but continues to fight, says family 0
- Has Formula 1 cracked the U.S. market in Austin? 0
- Behind the scenes: Lewis Hamilton on TODAY (VIDEO) 0
- Krista Voda to become host for NASCAR on NBC coverage next year 2
- VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton on TODAY Show, talks about F1 in the U.S. 2
- Tune-In: Lewis Hamilton on TODAY Show (PHOTOS) 1