“WWE Fans are Happy” – Joey Logano Reacts to His Crash With Matt Kenseth

Published 10/28/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 06: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Insurance Ford, prepares to drive during Service King qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)


Back in 2015, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano clashed with each other at the Martinsville Speedway. It all started when Kenseth in the #20 car tried to sneak down the inside of Logano. Unfortunately, Kenseth only succeeded in punting the Team Penske driver into a spin and straight into a wall. The then-Joe Gibbs Racing driver wasn’t spared either, as he also went straight into the outside wall.

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An irate Logano exclaimed, “Are you kidding me?! That’s ridiculous! The WWE fans are happy, aren’t they? Matt just got more fans than he ever got in his whole life, right there. That’s just awesome. I think he’s the most popular driver right now.”

Meanwhile, his crew dubbed the lunge a ‘chicken-sh**’ move and declared that many knew that a move was coming. However, Logano argued that the corner in which Kenseth pulled off the move was not the right place.

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What were the consequences of the Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth crash?

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It was utterly devastating for the #22 driver, as he was on pole position and led the most laps. In addition to that, he was in the title race and competing to make it into the Championship 4. Sadly, he fell afoul of Kenseth, who was nowhere near the title fight and was a lap down.

KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 06: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Apparently, he had a long-lasting feud with both Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. It all started in 2014 at Richmond when Keselowski got loose and bumped into Kenseth. From there, things spiraled off out of control until the 2015 Cup race at the Kansas Speedway. At that time, Logano tagged the Joe Gibbs Racing driver into a spin and into the wall.

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Later on, Kenseth got bruised up at Kansas in an incident involving Brad Keselowski. In the same race, a heavily damaged #20 Toyota punted Joey Logano out of the race, costing him a Final 4 berth. The JGR driver tried to justify his actions, but an incensed Logano dubbed it as a cowardly move.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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