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NASCAR's Logano not scared after vicious Dover crash

October 2, 2009 | 11:44 am


NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie driver Joey Logano said today that he won't be afraid to race hard again despite his frightening crash last Sunday, when his car rolled over seven times in a crash at Dover International Speedway in Delaware.

"Not at all," the 19-year-old replied when asked if the crash would make him hesitant on the track. "If anything it's going to give you more confidence because you can go through that and come out of it fine."

Logano, who drives the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, made his comments before qualifying today for Sunday's Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

"It's a different wreck than I've been used to growing up," Logano said. The car "just kept going and going. I came out of it a little stiff and that's about it. It is what it is and go on to next week."

Logano said he didn't see television replays of the crash until later that night. Asked if he was surprised by what he saw, Logano said: "No, it was kind of what I expected."

-- Jim Peltz in Kansas City, Kan.

Photo: Joey Logano's No. 20 Toyota flips over in a crash at last Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images