Ask any NASCAR fan out there this question: Is blocking in NASCAR legal? If the fan is worth his or her salt, they will tell you that it is perfectly legal and happens all the time. And that’s exactly what happened at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana near the end of their Sprint Cup Race last month when Joey Logano drove former champ, Tony Stewart all but into the grass on a restart to protect the top spot in the race.
Stewart blew up, and went after the “Rich Kid”, Logano in the pits after the race for making that kind of move.
I thought it was a silly move by Smoke, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. basically agrees with me.
Junior told ESPN.com:
“In my opinion, it was just hard racing,” Earnhardt said during Tuesday’s national conference call. “The guy is leading the race, he’s trying to do what he can to win.”
If Smoke had never blocked anybody, or had never caused a wreck near the end of a race trying like heck to win, I could see the outrage. But we all know Tony Stewart has done plenty of both in his storied career.
ESPN – Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs Joey Logano