Cole Pearn, crew chief for Martin Truex Jr., approached Todd Gordon, Joey Logano‘s crew chief, on pit road after Sunday’s Martinsville race to show his frustration over how Logano raced Truex on the final lap.
Logano shoved Truex out-of-the-way in the final turn. They then made contact again on the frontstretch, allowing Logano to slip across the finish line first.
Pearn said he shared “a few choice words that I probably shouldn’t have.”
“I’m happy I don’t have a baseball bat or a jack handle right now,” Pearn added with a laugh.
“It’s tough to take,” Pearn told NBCSN. “Martin did a good job of racing him clean, worked him over and eventually got him. I guess we shouldn’t have cleared him (out of Turn 2) and given him the chance. Not surprised coming from (Logano), that’s kind of how he drives. Whatever, that’s his choice to make. I guess that’s short track racing. A crappy way to have it being that close and working so hard for this team.”
Gordon told NBCSN that if their roles were reversed he’d be unhappy too.
“But it’s what short track racing is,” Gordon said. “It’s where this all came from.”
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