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One of the biggest factors in Bubba Wallace scoring a P2 finish in Michigan was the fact that he had a fast car, he drove a good race, with good support from his team that ended in a good result. That’s quite simple, right?

But on the flip side, one of the biggest factors that Wallace scored a P2 finish in Michigan was because of a fella named Joey Logano and his incredible display of defensive driving.

Such was the level of his driving that after the race, he got compared to a NASCAR legend by the 23XI Racing driver.

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Speaking about his defensive driving towards the end of the race, the Team Penske driver recalled, “Bubba texted me after the race and he said, ‘You’re like the modern-day Ryan Newman.’ ‘A little longer neck,’ I said.”

And on the video of this interview, Wallace’s reaction was such that cleared any doubts that others otherwise might’ve had about animosity or bitterness between the two.

“😂😂😂 for the people in the back.. Joseph didn’t do a damn thing wrong!” tweeted Wallace.

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What else did Joey Logano say about Bubba Wallace?

Joey Logano described how it was tough for him, racing against Bubba Wallace, especially considering that the latter had a fast car.

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“I made his life hard, obviously, but that’s also my job,” he said. “When there’s 20 laps to go, and you’re running a P2, you got a front-row restart, you got a chance to win the race. You cannot give up spots anymore, you just can’t do it.”

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Logano recalled how earlier in the race, he had let Wallace go simply because the #23 was faster than him, but with 20 to go, he couldn’t give up that spot anymore, giving all he had to protect it.

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“You gotta keep the spot the best you can. Eventually, he got by me, but you gotta keep the spot as long as you can,” he added.

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