Logano confronts McDowell after Daytona 500

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Joey Logano and Michael McDowell following the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Logano is not happy with McDowell after he refused to push Logano towards the end of the race. 

Logano confronted McDowell on pit road after the race. He finished fourth, while McDowell finished fifth. 

Joey Logano leads Kevin Harvick at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
Joey Logano leads Kevin Harvick at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 (Getty Images)

“I was just surprised by the situation and what happened,” Logano said. “I thought that was going to be the plan, I would’ve thought. It’s part of it. He’s racing, too. I guess. We can’t win these things alone.” 

Logano and McDowell were both driving Ford’s in the race. The Middletown, Connecticut thought that since they were both Ford’s, the Phoenix, Arizona native would have worked with him. 

“I just told him that my team doesn’t pay me to push Joey Logano to a win,” McDowell said. “That’s not what I get paid to do. At 200 miles an hour, I made a split-second decision on what was the fastest car and who had the best shot of winning the race and that’s where I went.” 

Joe Gibbs Racing had the top 3 finishers, as Denny Hamlin won his second Daytona 500 in four seasons. Kyle Bush finished in second-place, while Erik Jones was the third-place finisher.

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