Logano-Harvick Continue Feud
June 7, 2010 | 3:19 P.M. EST
Logano and Harvick were battling for position in the late stages of Sunday's race when they made contact. Logano's car slid up the track and the Joe Gibbs Racing driver did his best to keep from spinning out, but eventually lost that battle and he wound up in the infield grass.
"The 29 let me go down the straightaway and then decided to dump me in the next corner," Logano said. "It's probably not his fault, his wife wears the firesuit in the family and tells him what to do. … I don't know what I did to piss him off. He's just stupid."
Logano and Harvick have a history of not seeing eye-to-eye, dating back to an incident in a Nationwide race at Bristol back in March.
Harvick denied what happened Sunday at Pocono was intentional.
"I got into him there going into (Turn) 3 and he just races with not giving people any respect and not much room," Harvick said. "So, we just wound up getting together. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it goes."
Logano drove to Harvick's car on pit road when the race ended and although he was surrounded by the No. 29 crew shouted angrily before being hustled away.
"I think we probably missed the fire that's inside of Joey," said team owner Joe Gibbs of the display by his young driver. "You're talking about somebody we signed when he was 15 and we kind of watched him race at different places. I think he does have a real fire.
"Now, he controls himself. He's somebody that rarely gets out of control. But I definitely think he's got a real passion for what he does. It means a lot to him."
Despite the eventual 13th-place finish, Gibbs was proud of Logano and felt Sunday was one of, if not the best, performances in his young career.
"I would have said this race was probably his best race," Gibbs said. "I think Denny (Hamlin) has helped him a lot here from last year to this year. I thought this was his best race he drove. It was a shame to have it taken away from him there at the end."