“Healthy Conversation” – Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski Speak for First Time Since NASCAR Daytona Crash

Published 02/22/2021, 2:45 PM EST
KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 10: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Wurth Ford, walk on pit road during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway on in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


Last weekend at the Daytona 500 race, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski crashed out. Admittedly, the fault lay in Michael McDowell, who triggered the accident and miraculously escaped the carnage. Recently, Logano revealed that he and Keselowski would soon sit down and talk about the incident.

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Evidently, the conversation has taken place and they cleared the air between them.

Logano said, “Yeah, we’re fine. We had a good conversation. Everything I’d hoped it would be, very honest and open. I think today we were around each other a bit and raced each other fine. I think everything’s going to be good moving forward. It’s a healthy conversation.

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“Probably glad we waited a few days to cool our jets, but ended up being a productive conversation.”

Joey Logano was glad to smooth things over

Earlier, Joey Logano compared the idea of being teammates to a marriage. According to him, in the event of an argument, the best thing to do is ‘cool off’ and talk things out. Once every grievance is laid out, they can talk things over and smoothen the relationship instead of letting it fester.

Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski (2), Kyle Busch (18), Joey Logano (22), Brad Keselowski (2) and Austin Cindric (33) wreck during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

He said, “When you’re married to somebody, you have to figure it out. You’re married, you don’t just leave, it’s supposed to be forever. When you have a conflict or a difference in opinion, you have to talk about it.”

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Obviously, the Team Penske outfit was relieved that the two drivers ironed out all their differences. Warring teammates could spell potential disaster for a team, especially in a championship scenario.

If two drivers feud so much that they are out to get each other, the team runs the risk of compromising their races. This means that they could possibly take each other out of the race and cost the team valuable points in the championship.

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