Magic happens in Martinsville. In a CRAZY first race in the Round of 8 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, three decisive drivers came out STRONG for optimal positioning: Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, and Joey Logano.
There were 11 lead changes among six drivers throughout the duration of the race. Joey and Brad Keselowski battled it out in early, with the #22 car going full Thunderdome by the end of the race.
In the final lap, Joey managed to outmaneuver Martin Truex Jr in Turn 4 with an AGGRESSIVE shove on the short track. Way more than a little love tap. The move was full throttle BDE, with Joey getting the checkered flag.
Some NASCAR fans are ticked by the move, calling it dirty. I imagine these have to be the same people who get mad at big hits in hockey.
Others, including myself, consider it a great move, showing of the ferocity of Joey’s driving.
This is certainly going to make things interesting on the road to Homestead. Joey Logano is racing for a championship, his negative opinions on cargo shorts be damned.