Joey Logano might be the most hated man in NASCAR right now.
After infuriating Kyle Busch last weekend, Logano got under Chase Elliott’s skin on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas during the South Point 400. His block of Elliott on a restart set off frustrations.
Logano has never been the most popular driver — note his back-and-forth with Martin Truex Jr. a couple of years ago — but this is a particularly antagonistic stretch for him.
“Make sure the nose (of my car) is OK from that dips— up there,” Elliott told his team via radio.
“He needs to get sent sooner or later,” Elliott’s team responded.
Logano has had success of late in Vegas, winning at the track in two of his previous three appearances.
He entered Sunday one point ahead of Elliott in the playoff standings.