logano takes a tumble for ya

Joey Logano was involved in a spectacular accident going into Turn 3 on Lap 31 of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Logano rolled his car several times, but walked away from the accident with no injuries. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)I distinctly remember watching the AAA 400 pre-race show on Sunday and thinking that there was no way there would be another gnarly crash like the ones they were showing from past races at Dover because when something is hyped up that means the race will be boring as heck.

In this case, I was very, very wrong! Poor Joey Logano, his accident on the 31st lap was absolutely insane. I couldn’t believe he flipped that way and that much. It was neat, but I was oh so glad that he — and everyone else involved — were OK. I can’t even begin to imagine what that must feel like and from his reaction it wasn’t anything good.

Okay, so I said that the race wasn’t boring, but that was just for the first 31 laps. After that it headed down Snoozeville Road. Jimmie Johnson dominated the race and won it, and that is just not good. As I’ve said a billion times before, I don’t dislike Jimmie. I just find it highly annoying if he keeps winning all the time. It’s the same show over and over. Bleh.

In other news…

– Did you see my new blog header?? (scroll up) Niiice right? I needed a change. Actually I need more changes, but baby steps, baby steps.

– I’m particularly proud of my Chase predictions. Read them again. :)


Kasey Kahne, currently 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, qualified sixth for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway despite poor practice times. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kasey Kahne, currently 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, qualified sixth for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway despite poor practice times. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Joey Logano was third-quickest in the final practice for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Wow, hottie!

Joey Logano was third-quickest in the final practice for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Mechanic Joe Claridge gives Jimmie Johnson a beer bath in Victory Lane after his win in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Mechanic Joe Claridge gives Jimmie Johnson a beer bath in Victory Lane after his win in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Former Roush Fenway Racing teammates Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth joke around in the garage before practice for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Welcome to the gun show! :)

Former Roush Fenway Racing teammates Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth joke around in the garage before practice for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Clint Bowyer celebrates winning the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway, his second win of the season. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Clint Bowyer celebrates winning the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway, his second win of the season. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

2 Comments

  1. September 30, 2009 at 10:35 AM ·

    That crash had me “OMG”-ing. I was clapping and cheering with the race attendees as he got out of the car. It was horrible to watch.

  2. Mlynn
    October 1, 2009 at 9:14 PM ·

    I was about to pick something up off the floor when the accident happened. Joey hadn’t flipped yet but my heart started beating so fast out of fear for him. The his car was broadsided. Then he flipped. And flipped. And flipped. And flipped. And when it stopped I swear I hadn’t taken a single breathe.

    Then when his window net wasn’t lowered immediately my brain started to panic and my heart stopped. I thought “No. Not this kid. Joey putting your freaking net down. JOEY PUT THE NET DOWN NOW!” I actually yelled at my tv “DROP THE NET JOEY!” and scared my cats who had been smacking at Joey’s flipping car on tv.

    Then though the ambulance blocked a clear view for the tv cameras – I saw the net start to be lowered from inside the car and I shouted “OH JOEY!” And I realized that I was on my knees wringing my hands out of sheer fear for the kid and out of horror for his parents. The look on his father’s face as he raced to the in field care center nearly made me bury my face in my hands. Then to hear poor Tony’s broken voice thinking that he may have seriously hurt Joey in this uncontrollably mess. I was emotional drained and that was what 20 to 30 minutes into the race? Emotionally drained until Dale Jr went a lap down then I was enraged but only temporarily.

    I’m not a Logano fan but I want him to have a long successful career. He’s such a humble boy. He seems to really make his family proud.