Report: Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano clear the air ahead of Kansas race


KANSAS CITY, Kansas– On the eve of the Sprint Cup Series’ first of two races at Kansas Speedway, Matt Kenseth told USA TODAY Sports that he and Joey Logano have discussed their issues from last weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.

The last time the two were seen together, Kenseth was wagging his finger at Logano outside the track’s medical center and lecturing him after the two were involved in a crash that saw Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota flip in the air.

Their talk came as the Sprint Cup Series returns to Kansas, where the Logano-Kenseth feud began last October before escalating three races later at Martinsville Speedway.

Kenseth didn’t go into details about the conversation when asked about it by USA Today.

“Nah, if we wanted that, we would have made it a conference call,” Kenseth told USA Today on Friday.

The tension between the drivers reached its apex at Martinsville when Kenseth, a lapped car, intentionally wrecked race leader Logano, taking both out of the race. Kenseth was suspended for two races.

Then last Sunday at Talladega, a bump from Logano sent Kenseth out of the racing groove and forced him to merge farther back in the pack.

“(I) lost four or five spots and then got us back there where we didn’t want to be,” Kenseth said. “I thought we were done with that, but maybe we aren’t.”

Not long afterward, Logano again was behind Kenseth when the No. 20 was hit by the No. 10 of Danica Patrick on the backstretch, which started the 12-car wreck.

Both Logano and Kenseth enter the 400 seeking their first wins of 2016. Kenseth starts the race in second, and Logano rolls off 14th.