Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano took what was a battle on Twitter after the Daytona 500 to the track on Sunday. While Logano was running second on Lap 348, Hamlin knocked him out of the way and into the wall.
Both Hamlin and Logano had issues the rest of the race but after it was over, Logano attempted to stick his head into Hamlin’s car to talk to him but was yanked away by one of Hamlin’s crew members. The two teams traded shoves before the group was dispersed.
“That’s a freaking genius behind the wheel of the No. 11 car – probably the worst teammate I ever had, so I learned that now,” said Logano. “He decided to run in the back of me, so, whatever. I have a scorecard and I’m not putting up with that.”
Hamlin dismissed Logano’s complaints.
"You really got to control your car and he slipped up into me," Hamlin said. "Really, he would have been in the garage with no radiator in it if I had not checked up twice ... I didn't mean to spin him out but his day was fine. He still had a bad day anyway for whatever reason and we finished bad, too. It's even.”
After the race, Logano and Hamlin traded messages on Twitter, much like they did after the Daytona 500.
@dennyhamlin great job protecting that genius brain of yours by keeping your helmet on
Hamlin: Why's that.. What would u do? “
@joeylogano: Hey @dennyhamlin great job protecting that genius brain of yours by keeping your helmet on