Joey Logano’s victory at Kansas on Sunday prompted strong reactions from NASCAR fans regarding the 2020 racing package, which made it difficult for Kevin Harvick to chase down the Team Penske competitor.
While many people credited Logano while still criticizing the aerodynamic setup, others used it as an opportunity to diminish Logano’s achievement. His win clinched advancement to the championship race at Phoenix — a tough pill to swallow for his legion of haters.
Harvick, though, credited Logano’s racing style. He recognized Logano is an expert in close quarters, a trait that at times rubs rivals the wrong way.
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Logano took the lead from Harvick at the final restart before holding onto his advantage through the checkered flag.
Here’s a look at the social media debate about Logano’s Hollywood Casino 400 triumph:
Its been harvick vs logano for 40 laps and no one can pass. This package is garbage
— Bryce.Knowles (@BryceKnowles7) October 18, 2020
Some of the worst racing that’s even happened. The fastest car can not even pass.
— Axlroseinfeld (@Mattley_Crue) October 18, 2020
Are you joking me? It absolutely is the package… @KevinHarvick gets a run to his bumper and immediately plows up to the fence due to dirty air! The 2018 high horsepower low downforce package Harvick would have put him to sleep instantly.
— Brandon (@NASCAR4Junkie) October 18, 2020
“I’d like to thank God, my crew, and @nascar’s aero package.”
— Ryan Gunterman 😷 (@RyanGunterman) October 18, 2020
I understand people are frustrated with how the ending of the race went. I am too, I think the drivers should be lifting and actually using the throttle the whole race. However, Joey Logano did everything right. He earned the win, even if it’s not how we liked it.
— Austin Konenski (@AustinKonenski) October 18, 2020
I honestly don’t think you can attribute @joeylogano‘s win to “the package.” Joey did a superb job of anticipating and blocking in blunting @kevinharvick‘s runs. @Tjmajors a huge asset, too. Joey also used lapped cars to his advantage. Harvick would have passed a lesser driver.
— Reid Spencer (@Reid_Spencer) October 18, 2020