The first step in tackling the problem is acknowledging that there is actually a problem. Joey Logano He dealt with that right after his foul on Thursday at Bluegreen Vacations Duels during Daytona Speedweek.
“A stupid mistake” Lugano said after causing him to wreck the last lap with a desperate move to try to keep NASCAR victory. “It’s all for her.”
The second step in solving a problem is to formulate a plan to deal with it. Fortunately for Lugano, he has one of those. In fact, he revealed it a day ago in an interview.
As they say, timing is everything.
Even Joey Logano understands what he did was stupid
Joey Logan drove 33 of the first 59 laps of the Cup of the Night in the Double-Header Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona International Speedway and was in position to win when the white flag fell. Everything changed when Chris Boecher got on Lugano and fell low to pass it.
Logano instinctively went down with Roush Fenway Keselowski Ford in an effort to stop him, but it was too late. Buescher tapped Lugano, fired it toward the outer wall, and took the checkered flag ahead of 2021 Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell.
“I knew as captain, I was just a sitting duck, but at worst I would have been fourth and would try to let it run,” Lugano said. “I didn’t think (Buescher) would run so fast. … I should have let that happen and race from there. Just messed up.”
Joey Logano’s interview with The Athletic defines the way forward
Jeff Gluck the athlete He does a permanent Q&A feature all season long, interviewing a driver from one of the three NASCAR National Series each week. The questions are a mixture of oddball and thought-provoking, and Glock kicked off the 2022 edition on Wednesday with an interview with Lugano.
Halfway through the interview, Glock asked for advice for someone who is having a hard time getting past a mistake. Lugano is the guy who rubs some rivals the wrong way in a no-prisoner style of leadership, so his response began by acknowledging making a lot of mistakes as a hack of sorts.
He said, “The worst thing a person can do in his life is to be afraid of failure, to be afraid of making a mistake.” “Because you will never grow. You limit yourself immediately once you have a fear mindset.
“Sometimes you just have to do it. And you know what? If it doesn’t work out, then ‘Okay.’ But if you never try, you never know. So, I’m a big believer in doing it and giving it a try.”
Now, it’s still about the math—not just being stupid about it and saying, ‘Oh, I’m going to try to jump out of a plane,’ or something like that. Maybe not that.
And maybe, just maybe, he’ll remember that two next-gen cars don’t fit snugly in one place the next time he goes to charge the checkered flag.
Joey Logano served his penance after causing the wreck
As is so often the case in shipwrecks, Joey Logano caused collateral damage in the race that helped clear the way for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Harrison Burton’s #21 Ford had front-end damage that seemed to be a problem. However, Team Wood Brothers Racing tweeted that the car will be ready to go on Sunday.
“The worst part is that I put our team in a bad position trying to … get another car (ready), and (Burton) rode in it as well,” Lugano said.
Penske’s team made the decision to go with a spare car. Lugano’s crew began preparing on Thursday night. according to the athletethe driver entered the garage and individually apologized to the crew for creating additional work.
Lugano then took it upon himself to grab some tools and lend a hand in preparing the seat and the interior to his liking. He’s only been there for an hour, but that means someone on the team is going to spend an hour in the garage.
“The least I can do is help,” Lugano said. “If you’re going to be stupid, you better work hard. You better be tough. … I like driving from the ground floor. That’s just how I do it.”
With the work wrapped up, Chris Boecher showed up to say he was sorry for how things went in the race.
“I know,” Lugano told him. “It was my fault.”
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