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08/18/10
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Newman still ticked at Logano
Turnbull: "Last week, you had the well-documented incident with Joey Logano in the race. I know you probably have a lot of opinions about it. One that was expressed by Logano was that you were racing too hard, too early in the race. A lot of fans, when I wrote about that quote told me they were completely in favor of racing hard the whole time. What is your take on that? Do you, in fact, race too hard? Is there such a thing?"

Newman: "I don't know that there is such a thing as racing too hard. There's a level of respect out there that every driver expects. And I guess racing too hard was what I was doing for Joey with that many laps to go. Four races to go before a Chase, and we are trying to get ourselves back in that top 12. He's not smart enough to understand this position, but he needs to take the time and realize that it's not all about him".

Turnbull: "If he were a driver that had more seniority and had gained that respect, would it have been a different situation?"

Newman: "I raced around a lot of guys, and they didn't have that problem all day Sunday, with the exception of Joey. I race hard, and the racetrack at Michigan is different than when you race on Darlington, where you have to give and take. There was no need to give and take at Michigan. He just wanted me to [give him room], and I wasn't going [to be] in the position or [even] want to be that giving  especially to him. He for sure now shouldn't expect any give and take [going forward], since he has a hard time controlling his racecar inside of somebody else". Frontstretch
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