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.
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