Logano in the doghouse

Logano in the doghouse

Post by Mike Simmon » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:14:36


It seems that while Joey was running under the Gibbs banner he was
non-controversial.  Now that he has switched to Penske he seems to be
involved in every controversy on the track.... what gives?  IMHO, so far
he's done nuthin' wrong.  In his to-do with Hamlin that resulted in Denny's
crash, I don't think Logano was culpable in any way... it was just racin'.
As far as his dust up with Smoke, I don't think that Logano did anything
that Smoke hasn't done hisownself 'cept that this time Smoke was the
recipient.

Your thoughts?

Mike

 
 
 

Logano in the doghouse

Post by John McCo » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:33:54



Quote:
> It seems that while Joey was running under the Gibbs banner he was
> non-controversial.  Now that he has switched to Penske he seems to be
> involved in every controversy on the track.... what gives?

I think he feels this is kind of his last chance to prove he
deserves a top-tier ride (seems kind of funny to say that
about a guy who's what, 22, 23 years old; but you only have
to look at Brian Vickers for an example of a guy everyone
said was the "next great thing" who didn't impress, and now
is stuck with backmarker and part-time rides).  I think he
rubbed some folk at Gibbs the wrong way, and put himself in
a position where he felt the first time he got in trouble
would be the excuse to fire him.  Mebbe Dan can comment on
that, he has some insights into the Gibbs crowd.

Quote:
>  IMHO, so
> far he's done nuthin' wrong.

Well, yes and no.  There's a double standard here, but
Logano hasn't shown enough on track to justify pulling an
attitude.  The rules are, and always have been, different
for guys who win consistantly.  Where Logano is fortunate
is in having Brad K for a teammate.  You may really a few
years back Keselowski was under fire for speaking out of
turn and getting into trouble on track (mostly with Carl
Edwards), someone told him to turn it down and earn some
respect on the track, which he did, and now no-one would
dispute his judgement and opinions shouldn't be viewed
the same as those of Gordon or Stewart.  Hopefully he
can guide Logano down the same path.

John

 
 
 

Logano in the doghouse

Post by leonard hofstadte » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:33:54

It seems that while Joey was running under the Gibbs banner he was
non-controversial.  Now that he has switched to Penske he seems to be
involved in every controversy on the track.... what gives?  IMHO, so far
he's done nuthin' wrong.  In his to-do with Hamlin that resulted in Denny's
crash, I don't think Logano was culpable in any way... it was just racin'.
As far as his dust up with Smoke, I don't think that Logano did anything
that Smoke hasn't done hisownself 'cept that this time Smoke was the
recipient.

Your thoughts?

Mike

Jeff Burton, I think it was, said it seems that someone's pushing Joey to
stand up for himself.....

I agree with everything Tony says here:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2013/04/05/tony-stewart-b...

 
 
 

Logano in the doghouse

Post by Anna Khond » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:00:02


Quote:
> IMHO, so far he's done nuthin' wrong.  In his to-do with Hamlin that
> resulted in Denny's crash, I don't think Logano was culpable in any way...
> it was just racin'. Your thoughts?

> Mike

I'll disagree with that one, forever.
I think he intentionally took him out.
When he said [sic] 'he got what he deserved',
'I'm not taking it anymore'
that was the clincher for me.
Plus, he had to go so far to doink him.
Denny gave him plenty of room.
You just don't do that on 200mph tracks.
Period.
Double period.

Logano is a punk (right now)...
so far, he has had confrontations with
quite a few, given his short tenure.
The guy is from my neck of the woods, so I hate to say it,
but I have never cared for the guy, even though...

So were plenty of others, punks,
when they started, I would never say otherwise.
Hopefully, he can turn it around, like "some" of the others have.

Part deux about Tony, he is one of my favorites,
but he was out of line on his 'outrage', I agree...

--

Dan

A *** came home late for dinner one evening.
His wife gave him the cold shoulder.

 
 
 

Logano in the doghouse

Post by Anna Khond » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:02:51

Quote:

> .......  I think he
> rubbed some folk at Gibbs the wrong way, ..Mebbe Dan can comment on
> that, he has some insights into the Gibbs crowd.

Not as much as I used to, but..
I have heard pretty much what you surmise.
He just wasn't a popular guy there..

A little like Kyle at HMS.
--

Dan

A *** came home late for dinner one evening.
His wife gave him the cold shoulder.