“Dale Sr Did That a LOT” – NASCAR Fans React to Joey Logano Bumping William Byron Out of the Way to Take the Win at Darlington

Published 05/09/2022, 5:20 AM EDT
DAYTONA, FL – FEBRUARY 16: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Pennzoil Team Penske Ford Mustang Shell, fields questions from the media during Daytona 500 Media Day on February 16, 2022 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The stage was set, and the checkered flag was in sight. William Byron was mentally preparing for his celebration in the victory lane and becoming the first driver this season to have won three races. And then Joey Logano landed on his back.

With one lap to go, the Team Penske driver bumped Byron out of the way and snatched the win from him.

Or did he?

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Because while the way Logano did what he did was rash and brutal, you could see that he was gaining on Byron on every lap, that it was only a matter of time before he passed the #24.

But he did what he did, and what happened, happened.

Anyway, this incident led to some interesting reactions from the fans that spread across a variety of tangents, most notable being fans siding with the Hendrick Motorsports driver and choosing to antagonize the Penske driver.

But there were a few fans that argued Logano’s case, and that what he did for the win, was right and justified.

William Byron calls Joey Logano “an idiot” and “a moron”

Moments after losing the race to Joey Logano, William Byron blasted him in a post-race interview.

“He’s just an idiot, I mean, he does this stuff all the time, I’ve seen it with other guys, I’ve seen it,” Byron said of Logano. “He drove in there 10 miles an hour too fast, and with these Next Gen cars, he slammed me so hard, knocked the right side of the car, and no way to make the corner.”

“He’s just a moron, he can’t win a race, so he does it that way.”

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While on the other side of the fence, Joey Logano didn’t even take the diplomatic route of handling the situation. When confronted about his move on the Hendrick Motorsports driver, Logano simply said that’s just how business is in this line of work.

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“You’re not gonna put me in the wall and not get anything back. That’s how it works,” he said.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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