WATCH: Chase Elliott And Joey Logano Involved in a Heated Argument after Crash at Bristol Motor Speedway

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December 9, 2020 8:14 pm

Shunts and rear-ending incidents are commonplace in NASCAR and motorsports racing in general. In the race at Bristol Motor Speedway this season in 2020, it was Chase Elliott and Joey Logano that got involved in an incident which saw them both lose out on the win.

Both drivers battled each other for the lead in the front, and either of them could so easily have won the race. Ultimately, following the shunt, it was Brad Keselowski who gained from it and went on to claim the victory.

Needless to say, Logano was by no means pleased with Elliott’s action at such a crucial juncture. Following the race, visuals showed the racers embroiled in a heated argument with one another over the incident.

Joey Logano said Chase Elliott ‘wrecked’ him in his post-race comments

With just three laps to go in the 2020 Supermarket Heroes 500, Logano preferred the outside line of Elliott to whiz past him and take the lead. Elliott tried to respond by going down the left-hand side of Logano himself, but the Team Penske driver was going to have none of it.

In an attempt to pass Logano, however, Elliott tried to restrict the space for his rival. Consequently, both drivers suffered damage to their cars, with Logano going into the wall itself.

Speaking after the race, Logano had stated, “He wrecked me.

“He got loose underneath me.

“The part that’s frustrating is that afterwards a simple apology — like be a man and come up to someone and say, ‘Hey, my bad.’ But I had to force an apology, which, to me, is childish,” concluded the Penske No.22.

Both drivers finished out of the Top 20 classification for the race

Elliott in his defense had said, “As soon as I turned off the wall I had zero chance in making it. So I’ll certainly take the blame. I hate we both wrecked, but we can’t go back in time now.”

Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) leads Joey Logano (22) and Erik Jones (20) during the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The incident caused quite some damage, even though there were just about a few more laps to go. As a result of that, Logano and Elliott finished 21st and 22nd, respectively.

In hindsight, the Hendrick Motorsports No.9 might not have gone for such an aggressive move. Undoubtedly, he would have been disappointed not to have claimed the race victory, having gotten into such a good position at the time.

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Bhargav Gopal

Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune. Bhargav is quite a genius in his field, having won the All-India Marketing Case Study Competition 2015. He also loves to combine his love for marketing and sports by taking part in competitions like Knockout: Sports Marketing Case Study by IIM Ahmedabad.

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