Joey Logano spun out Danica Patrick two weekends ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but last weekend’s restrictor-plate madness at Talladega Superspeedway was no place to seek payback.
However, the rough-and-tumble Martinsville Speedway – site of this Sunday’s Eliminator Round-opening Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 – can be.
But the Team Penske pilot said during today’s Eliminator Round Media Day activities that he doesn’t expect to have that issue with Patrick.
According to him, the two have made peace with Logano telling her that he should’ve given her more space on the track in Charlotte.
“It was one of those points that we were both being very aggressive,” he said about their incident according to the Associated Press. “She was going to, obviously, try to take the spot and come down across me, and I probably should have gave at that point and I didn’t.
“I told her, really in all honesty, I probably should have backed out in that situation.”
Patrick ended up tagging the Turn 4 wall after being spun out by Logano, and was furious enough to declare over her team radio that she wanted to retaliate.
Her No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing squad gave her permission to do just that before she added that it was “too bad” that taking out Logano would do nothing to ruin his Chase since he had already won the Contender Round opener at Kansas to advance into the Eliminator Round.
Obviously, Logano would rather not have a target on his back as he tries to make next month’s Sprint Cup Championship Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway by scoring another win in these next three events.
But it would seem that attaining such a victory will be his only worry.
“I think we came to a good conclusion of what happened – that’s in the past, that’s in the mirror, and we’ll move forward,” he added.