I guess I was the only person who wasn’t surprised to see Joey Logano sticking up for himself on pit road this weekend at Pocono. He had a similar, albeit less obviously confrontational, show of anger last year at Infineon in the Camping World West Series race when he sideswiped Patrick Long with his car on his way to the garage.
So if I had to pick a theme song for Joey it would be Britney Spears’ classic “Oops, I Did it Again,” because he’s “not that innocent.” Don’t let the big, cheesy “aw shucks” grin fool ya. The kid knows how to be pissed off.
Anyway, my bone of contention lies with his stupid remarks towards Kevin and DeLana Harvick. I’ve always respected Delana for her work with Kevin Harvick Inc. and it’s always been great to see her on pit road wearing a firesuit. I know Joey’s comments were said in anger and they’re obviously immature and stupid. There was absolutely no need to go there. And really, really, if someone wanted to stoop to his level they could make jokes all day about Joey’s dad and his need to be in the middle of everything involving his son. I’m just sayin’.
Anyway, Delana is my hero because she took the high road and made some fun out of the comment in the form of a t-shirt that will benefit charities.
The “I Wear the Firesuit in this Family” shirts are being sold for $15 in the KHI store with all proceeds going to the Kevin Harvick Foundation. The shirts will be officially licensed by NASCAR (with the NASCAR bar logo on ‘em), so you’ll be able to get them at NASCAR.com too.
Delana Harvick is one classy lady — in a firesuit!
Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday in Lebanon, Tenn. (Credit: John Sommers II/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Before qualifying third for Sunday’s Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took time to sign autographs for fans at Pocono Raceway. (Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brian Vickers goes over practice notes with teammate Casey Mears, who is driving the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota now that Vickers is out for the season with a medical issue. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Sorry Martin, Go Blackhawks!
Martin Truex Jr. sports a Philadephia Flyers cap as a nod to his local hockey team in the Stanley Cup finals before climbing into his No. 56 NAPA Toyota for Saturday’s first practice at Pocono Raceway. (Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra – who are on baby watch as the due date of their daughter approaches – stand on pit road during the singing of the national anthem at Pocono Raceway. Johnson said on Friday that Aric Almirola would be available to drive the No. 48 car if Chandra goes into labor during an upcoming race weekend. (Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Denny Hamlin celebrates his fourth win of the season — and fourth win at Pocono Raceway — in Victory Lane. (Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR)