“He wrecked me,” Logano said on FS1 after discussing the incident with Elliott on pit road. “He got loose underneath me. The part that’s frustrating is that afterwards a simple apology, like be a man and come up to someone and say, ‘Hey, my bad.’
“But I had to force an apology, which, to me, is childish. Anyways, man, we had a good recovery with our Autotrader Mustang and had a shot to win. That’s all you can hope for.
“I passed him clean. It’s hard racing at the end, I get that. It’s hard racing, but, golly, man, be a man and take the hit when you’re done with it.”
Said Elliott: “Just going for the win, you know, trying to get a run underneath and got really loose in. … As soon as I turned off the wall, I had zero chance of making it. I’ll certainly take the blame.
“I just got loose and got up into him. Yeah, you know, I feel like that was my shot. He was really good on the short run, and I feel like I had to keep him behind me right there in order to win the race with only three or four laps to go. I hate we both wrecked. But you can’t go back in time now.”
Logano finished 21st. Elliott finished 22nd.
In an Instagram post after the race, Logano said that Elliott told him “you’ve done it before.”
AN UNREAL FINISH!
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) May 31, 2020
We put ourselves in the position we needed to be. 5 to go making a pass for the win. Hate it for our @AutoTrader_com team. Really wanted to get them in victory lane today
— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) May 31, 2020