JOEY LOGANO (No. 22 AAA Ford Fusion) INVOLVED IN WRECK ON LAP 198
ARE YOU OKAY?
"Yeah, I'm okay. Just saying a lot of prayers for Aric (Almirola) right now. A lot of us took a hard hit. Something broke on my car, I don't know what it was. I noticed it as I was trying to go in. I tried to back it off but you're going 215 (mph) and it's hard to check up. The car just took a bit step sideways into the corner and I hooked Danica (Patrick). I haven't seen a replay yet, I don't know what happened. You can see the right-front popped (right there) and it popped. I just hope everyone is okay. I hope Aric is alright. That's the last thing you want to see, a big hit like that for anyone. It's unfortunate for everyone. Let's hope that Aric is alright."
DID YOU HAVE ANY INDICATION? WAS THERE ANYTHING WITH THE HANDLING OF YOUR CAR LEADING UP TO THAT POINT?
"Yeah, out of nowhere. Just out of nowhere. Everything was fine and then it just took a hard right. Everyone pray for Aric right now."
HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO DANICA?
"We were back in the ambulance together and I just told here something broke. There's nothing I could have done. I don't know what happened. Like I said, something broke and tore up a bunch of really good cars."
DANICA PATRICK (No. 10 Wonder Woman/One Cure Ford Fusion) - INVOLVED IN WRECK ON LAP 198
"We were having a really good race and having fun out there and had a lot of speed. I kinda felt like Wonder Woman for a little while. All I know is that I all of a sudden crashed. I definitely had a feeling it was the 22 and I am sure that the doctors in the medical center checking my neurological abilities are glad to know I was right that it was Joey. When he said he had a failure I can't say it made me feel that much better in the moment. I am just frustrated for the lack of breaks I get. It seems like every time things are going better and something happens I get crashed or am in a crash. Especially a place like this, a brake rotor, when we are using 200-300 pounds of pressure seems odd. Unfortunately there were two of us that got collected and while I am okay, one of these times one if these really big accidents someone is not going to be okay. Aric (Almirola) is
not okay and his car looked the best of everybody. You never know when it is going to be the wrong hit. I have a team that works hard and put another car on the track and I hope we are saving up for a really good run of good luck."
WE SAW THE VISIBLE FRUSTRATION AFTER YOU GOT OUT OF YOUR CAR. WHAT WAS THE CONVERSATION LIKE IN THE AMBULANCE WITH JOEY?
"I think I said everything I needed to say before I got in. I said something else in there and I just - really if he had a failure there is really nothing you can do about that. That is unfortunate and me and Aric are unfortunate recipients of that problem. It isn't that I haven't had issues with Joey in the past so to think it was something else was imaginable."
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