Joey Logano has now crashed out of three of the first four NASCAR Cup Series races this season and he left Phoenix Raceway none too pleased with John Hunter Nemechek for his latest setback.

Logano already was having a challenging race, having lost a lap and racing for the free pass, when he got turned on Lap 206 and the sideways Team Penske No. 22 collected Corey Lajoie, Derek Kraus, Zane Smith and Josh Berry.

In real time, Nemechek said over his team radio communication that he didn‘t mean to do it, and that he felt Logano slowed more suddenly than he anticipated. Logano didn‘t accept that narrative.

“I want to apologize to Joey,” Nemechek said. “I‘m going to reach out to Joey. I‘ll probably reach out to Paul Wolfe and Roger Penske. I guess just misjudged it. I hit the brake pedal pretty hard, and it didn‘t really slow down and I got in the back of him. It‘s my fault. I made a mistake and I‘ve got to learn from it, and own it.”


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