Joey Logano is lucky to be alive today.
The former NASCAR cup series champion was involved in a wreck on the final lap of Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway that put his car airborne in front of the traffic behind him.
Logano walked away from the incident without visible injuries, but had a lot to say about driver safety afterwards. He called on NASCAR to address the dangers of aerodynamics at places known for catastrophic crashes like Daytona and Talladega.
“On one hand, I am mad about being in the crash, and on the other, I am happy to be alive,” Logano told Fox.
“I am wondering when we are going to stop, because this is dangerous doing what we are doing. I got a roll bar in my head. That is not OK. I am one hit away from the same situation Ryan Newman just went through. I just don’t feel like that is acceptable,” Logano added.
Newman escaped serious injury on the final lap of last year’s Daytona 500.
The two accidents were similar with both cars lifting and going airborne.
Thankfully, the drivers behind Logano avoided colliding into his car before landing wheels down on the track. Newman’s car flipped upside down before taking a direct impact on the drivers side door from two cars going nearly 200 mph at Daytona.
Logano finished 30th on Sunday with his teammate Brad Keselowski picking up the victory. The sixth career victory for Keselowski at Talladega.