DRIVERS WILLING TO GO FOR BROKE
The late-race collision between NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series title contenders Carl Edwards and
Joey Logano as the two battled for the lead on a
late-race restart illustrated just how far drivers are
willing to go to win a championship.
With the laps winding down and Edwards clearly
having the dominant car among the championship
finalists, Logano knew the restart might be his
only opportunity to make a winning pass. Logano
jumped to Edwards’ inside, but Edwards went low to
block and the two collided, ending Edwards’ night
with a hard crash.
Edwards immediately took the blame for the
incident, and even went over and had a brief,
conciliatory word with members of Logano’s crew.
While some might blame Edwards and others might
blame Logano for the incident, the simple fact is
that neither driver was willing to give an inch with
so much on the line. And it was exactly the kind of
scenario to which a winner-take-all championship
race lends itself.