MARTINSVILLE - The saga continues. Joey Logano blocked Tony Stewart and then bumped Denny Hamlin, who then hit a wall and will miss at least a few races with an injury. It happened two weeks ago at Fontana but the story persists.
Stewart would like to move on but the questions still come and he clearly has an issue with the way Joey Logano drives. "As drivers get younger and younger, they come in with their own ideas and I just know how it would have been 12 or 14 years ago if I would have tried to do that on a restart I know what would have happened. If you did something wrong around a veteran driver they taught you quickly how you made a mistake and what you did wrong and that's not acceptable."
Stewart says he's never liked blocking and never will and when asked what Logano might learn from the incident Stewart said, "We won't know that until we see how he reacts in that same situation the next time."
As for Logano, he responded, "No I'm not going to change the way I drive. I don't think I do anything that's really disrespectful to other drivers out there. I race really hard and I'm fine with being known as a hard racer. That's okay with me."
Denny Hamlin has said he thinks Logano needs more patience but Logano disagreed and said he doesn't look for trouble but he's not going to get walked on either. "I feel like I've got enough racing experience and enough racing savvy and know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em."
Multiple drivers chimed in on this topic and ABC 13 Sports will have interviews with them Saturday night during our TRACKSIDE AT MARTINSVILLE special from 7-8 p.m.