> 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.
> 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.