Joey Logano was not happy Chase ElliotLate maneuver Racing in New Hampshire He immediately expressed his displeasure in a post-consultation interview. Less than a week later, the 32-year-old teased the move again during the final broadcast of the SRX season when he worked at the booth, and Hendrick Motorsports driver competed on the track.
This week, just two days after the Pocono, Elliott was declared the winner after NASCAR ineligible winner Denny Hamlin and runner-up Kyle Bush, Lugano appeared as a guest on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The Penske driver spoke about the race and the historical developments that took place after that, and took another stance that was at odds with the 2020 Cup champion.
Joey Logano calls Chase Elliott to move in New Hampshire
Joey Logano and Chase Elliott raced hard during the third stage in New Hampshire. The HMS driver tried to pass several times over the course of a few dozen laps, but nothing worked. He finally made his stride, and it was aggressive, sliding up the track in the left rear of the #22 car, swerving the two cars slightly. Elliott made the pass and finished second. Lugano finished 24th.
After the race, Lugano expressed his dissatisfaction with the move, which hurt his car.
“I thought we were pretty fit once we got up there and got a chance to take the lead from Kurt (Bush), but then the number 9 (Chase Elliott) missed a mile and dropped our toe or a hump or something into the ‘left rear suspension’.” “I don’t know why he had to do this,” Lugano said, “but I’m sure it wasn’t a good move on his part. So, this is it. “
These statements came in the midst of the moment. Interestingly, about a week later, Lugano’s feelings were unchanged when he surprisingly raised the New Hampshire incident during the broadcast of the SRX series after Elliott failed to respond to several radio attempts from Lugano as he wanted to ask the driver for his plan. Reboot pending.
“He doesn’t want to talk to me,” Lugano said. “I thought he would use the right front fender like he used me last week. So I thought he probably would know this playbook well.”
Lugano will get the cup after being disqualified
Joey Logano was a lackluster performance last weekend in Pocono, finishing 20th. Chase Elliott initially finished third but was declared the winner hours after the race when NASCAR officials disqualified both winner Denny Hamlin and fellow JGR teammate Kyle Busch, who He took second place.
This shocking disqualification, which was the first cup winner since 1960, was no surprise the talk in NASCAR circles this week. While appearing on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Lugano was asked about the situation and what he would have done if he had worn Elliott’s shoes, specifically with regard to the trophy.
“Yes, I take the cup,” Lugano said without hesitation. “I definitely take the cup. Well, maybe it depends on who you take, to answer the question, but I’ll take the cup.
“It’s a great prize,” he said. “Did you see that in the Pocono? It has the American flag and the bald eagle and all that. Something bad for the bones. Well, it comes with a great story. Like you didn’t really win but you kind of won. It’s kind of confusing.”
Elliott is not interested in the Pocono Cup
Lugano’s willingness to win a trophy by disqualifying is a choice any number of drivers are likely to make. However, Chase Elliott is not one of them.
This week, the 26-year-old driver met reporters and admitted it candidly when asked about the process for getting the trophy from Hamlin.
“I don’t know,” Elliott said. “I didn’t really think about it and frankly if he wants to keep, he can keep it as far as I’m concerned. He crossed the finish line first. Didn’t really think about it. That’s a great question. I didn’t really feel like I earned her on the right track yesterday. If he wants to keep With it, I’m good at it. I wouldn’t ask for it.”
The dispute between Lugano and Elliott over the cup is intriguing and reveals how the drivers have different views on things like trophies. But it’s not as convincing as their recent feud on the right track. This is what fans will watch to see how the rest of the 2022 season develops.