Joey Logano Reveals Will Smith’s Role in His Worst-Ever Date

Published 05/13/2022, 10:55 AM EDT

Sure, Joey Logano might be public enemy no.1 at the moment after his tussle with William Byron in Darlington, but at the end of the day, the Team Penske driver is quite a funny person. Consider the time when he revealed the story about his first date that involved Will Smith.

In an interview from 2019, Logano opened up on his first-ever-worst-ever date with his now wife, and how he had to take a detour in order to take her to a Will Smith movie.

“My first date was with my wife. We were 16 years old. She shows up, she’s 16, she has her family with her, then I headed to Chili’s with the family because I had to get approval from the family to go to the movies later,” he recalled.

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“We watched The Pursuit Of Happyness with Will Smith, which we didn’t really watch much of the movie, we talked (through) most of it, and at that point, I had my first kiss,” Logano continued. “And I kissed her, she looked at me, and laughed because I didn’t know how to do it.”

“The rest is history, look at us now.”

Joey Logano doesn’t care what you call him after William Byron called him “a moron”

After the race in Darlington, William Byron called Joey Logano “an idiot”, who does what he did “all the time.” 

“He’s just a moron. He can’t win a race so it does it that way,” Byron added after being bumped out of the lead at the end by Logano, who went on to win the race.

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Feb 16, 2022; Daytona, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

But Joey Logano doesn’t care what Byron or for that matter, anyone calls him.

“I’ve been called a lot of things, a lot worse than moron, too,” Logano said. “I just witnessed a lot of it when I got out of the car actually. But no, that’s fine, whatever.”

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“Call me what you want.”

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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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