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Tony Stewart on Joey Logano fight: He’s a little girl, I’m gonna bust his ass (Video)

Joey-Logano-Tony-Stewart-fightJoey Logano has not made many friends in the Sprint Cup Series over the past two weeks, and the 22-year-old doesn’t seem to care. Last weekend, Logano was spun out by Denny Hamlin near the finish of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano went after Hamlin after the race (video here) and some mild shoving took place.

Coincidentally, the two drivers found themselves fighting for position on the last lap at the Auto Club 400 in Fontana on Sunday. This time, Logano returned the favor by drifting toward the top of the track and bumping Hamlin, causing him to lose control and crash head-on into the wall. Hamlin had to spend the night in the hospital because of back pain, but Logano said “that’s what he gets” after the race when referencing what happened a week ago.

However, Hamlin isn’t the only enemy Logano has made. During a restart following a caution with a few laps to go on Sunday, he also angered Tony Stewart by ducking below the white line to block Stewart’s No. 14 car from passing. Stewart confronted Logano on pit road after the game and a few swings were thrown.

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Joey Logano confronts Denny Hamlin after race (Video)

Joey Logano Denny HamlinJoey Logano confronted ex-teammate Denny Hamlin after the Food City 500 Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway following an incident between the two on the track.

Logano was challenging Jeff Gordon for the lead on lap 348 when Hamlin nudged him. Logano’s No. 22 car went into the wall and spun out. Logano managed to get back into the top 10 despite getting spun out by Hamlin. He finished 17th while Hamlin finished 23rd.

After the race, Logano, who was teammates with Hamlin at Joe Gibbs Racing from 2009-2012, confronted Hamlin by the 11 car.

“I meant to run into him,” Hamlin told FOX’s Matt Yocum. “I didn’t mean to spin him out, but his day was fine. He still had a bad day, anyway, for whatever reason. We finished bad and he finished bad. It’s even.”

Hamlin also says Logano told him he was “coming for” him.

Logano kept the details of his conversation with Hamlin private, though he did tweet at Hamlin and receive a response:

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50 Cent on Twitter: I ‘don’t see no black people’ at Daytona 500

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50 Cent was among the celebrities on hand for the Daytona 500 Sunday, and he may have felt somewhat out of place. The rapper observed that there were very few black people at the track and tweeted about it:

50 appears to have deleted the tweet, but several people retweeted it, and Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel wrote about it.

NASCAR appears to be trying to invite diversity to the track by inviting 50, rapper T.I., and retired linebacker Ray Lewis to participate in race festivities. African-American athletes like Randy Moss and Michael Jordan have had racing teams (though Jordan’s was motorcycles), so it’s not as if racing is just a (southern) white thing. But it looks like the core of NASCAR fans remains Caucasian, as 50 noted.

50 still seemed to have a great time regardless. He mixed it up with plenty of drivers:

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YouTube overrules NASCAR’s decision to block fan video of crash

A video of the brutal crash at Daytona International Speedway Saturday that was shot from a fan’s perspective is visible on YouTube after the website overruled NASCAR’s attempt to block the video on grounds of copyright infringement.

NASCAR’s official YouTube channel uploaded video of the 12-car wreck that took place at the end of the Drive4COPD 300. However, NASCAR blocked a fan’s video that was uploaded to YouTube because of a copyright violation.

The fan’s video provides a look at what it was like for people in the stands to witness the crash unfold in front of them. As Yahoo! Sports’ Jay Busbee reports, NASCAR retains rights to all video shot at the track.

NASCAR later said in a statement: “The fan video of the wreck on the final lap of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race was blocked on YouTube out of respect for those injured in today’s accident. Information on the status of those fans was unclear and the decision was made to err on the side of caution with this very serious incident.”

The fan’s video had been ripped and re-uploaded on various other sites, but it turns out that was unnecessary; YouTube overruled NASCAR and made the blocked videos available again.

“Our partners and users do not have the right to take down videos from YouTube unless they contain content which is copyright infringing, which is why we have reinstated the videos,” a YouTube spokesperson told The Washington Post.

The video shows fans calling for medical attention after car parts and debris go up into the stands. A tire from Kyle Larson’s No. 32 car ends up in the stands just a few feet away from the spectator who shot the video:

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Kyle Larson’s car torn apart during wreck at Daytona (Video)

Kyle Larson’s car was torn apart and several fans were injured because of a wreck that occurred at the end of the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona Saturday.

The wreck was caused when Brad Keselowski bumped leader Regan Smith, whose car turned into the wall as they were going down the final stretch. Several cars got caught behind Smith, including Larson’s No. 32 car, which got spun around and had its front and back end ripped off. Parts and debris from Larson’s car went over the catch fence and into the stands where they injured several spectators. 12 different drivers were involved in the wreck.

Keselowski explained after the race what he was doing.

“We made a move to try and win the race,” Keselowski said, via FOXSports.com’s Lee Spencer. “We were in the catbird seat. Regan was in a good spot. He was first and I was second and we were pushing. I kind of had the run and the move to win the race and Regan obviously tried to block it and that’s understandable. He wants to win too and at the end it just caused chaos. There was obviously a big wreck with a lot of debris and cars torn up. I really hope everyone in the grandstands is OK. I think that’s the most important thing right now.

“From my view, it was a shot to win the race and I had it, and I wanted to get the Discount Tire Ford in Victory. It’s the first run for 2013 at Daytona and I made the move to do it, but it just didn’t turn out right.”

Tony Stewart ended up winning the race. At least 15 fans are reported to have been injured.

Here’s what Larson’s car ended up looking like:

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Danica Patrick knows dating Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was not a good idea

Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse JrDanica Patrick’s relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been a major story in the racing world over the past month. Patrick admitted that dating another driver is not the best idea, but she says she can’t help it.

In an interview with Men’s Health, Patrick was asked why she thought dating one of her co-workers was a good idea.

“Well, I don’t think I thought it was a good idea,” Patrick answered. “There was nothing I could do about it. You can’t tell your heart who to like and not like. It just happened.”

Patrick is aware that a breakup could lead to tension on the track, but she says she is not thinking about that.

“Yeah, okay, I know I’m setting myself up for that. But I choose not think about that possibility right now. I’m going to be positive.”

People have wondered how the relationship would affect their racing. Patrick says the two already respected each other on the track, so that will continue. In the interview, Patrick also acknowledged that she has a temper, though she says she is doing better to control it.

Patrick and Stenhouse raced in the Nationwide Series last season, and they are rookies in the Sprint Cup Series this season. The relationship was made public a few months after Patrick’s divorce from her husband was announced.

You can read Patrick’s entire interview with Men’s Health here.

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Donovan McNabb congratulates Danica Patrick on winning Daytona 500…oops

Danica-Patrick-Daytona-PoleDonovan McNabb clearly is not a big NASCAR enthusiast. Much like football, auto racing is not for everyone. On Sunday, Danica Patrick became the first female driver to ever win the pole in a Sprint Cup Series race. The fact that she accomplished the feat at the Daytona 500 makes it even more noteworthy.

By topping 196 mph in one of her qualifying laps, Patrick earned the right to lead the field at the start of the most popular race of the NASCAR calendar year next weekend. Judging by the congratulatory tweet McNabb sent her on Sunday, it would appear that he thinks she accomplished more than just winning the pole.

Perhaps she will cap off the amazing story by winning the Daytona 500, but Donovan is a little bit ahead of himself here. Rather than simply acknowledging that he made a mistake, McNabb made a very sad attempt to clarify what he meant several hours later.

Oh boy. McNabb may have some questionable opinions when it comes to professional football, but at least it is a sport he is knowledgable about. Kudos to him for taking the time to congratulate Patrick, but let’s not get carried away with the BS-ing. You thought she won the race itself — it’s okay to admit it.