Joey Logano on his relationship with his teammates: Are you on my side or not?

"Everybody wants to be a top dog in their company. Everyone wants to be the top guy, so that’s part of it too. It’s really tricky.”

by Sead Dedovic
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Joey Logano on his relationship with his teammates: Are you on my side or not?
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Joey Logano is a highly successful NASCAR driver. His career has been really great so far, and no one doubts that it will be the same in the future. This great driver had a sometimes 'strange' relationship with his teammates, just like everyone else in NASCAR.

There have been a lot of rumors lately about Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson's conflict. The question is how much truth there is in all this, but Logano is aware that such things are quite normal in NASCAR. Appearing on SiriusXM Nascar Radio, Joey talked about his relationship with his teammates, which can sometimes be a double-edged sword.

The question is how much individuals tend to build team spirit and fight for the overall success of the team. “Honestly, driver and teammate relationship could be one of the hardest things to do. Because you have to work together to be successful and you have to race each other because you still want to win, and there’s feelings that get hurt there.

Are you on my side or not? That’s the question that you ask a lot of times. Are you on my side or do you just want to beat me? And it gets kinda tricky in those scenarios. At least with other competitors you know, well they just want to beat me and they’re not out there for me at all and we don’t have to work together so screw ’em all.

But with your teammate it’s different. ”- Logano said on SiriusXM Nascar Radio, as per on3.com.

Joey Logano explains the problem

When you are part of (motor)sport, you always strive to be the best version of yourself and to achieve success.

Individuals with this desire sometimes ignore the needs of others and the needs of the team, which can lead to huge consequences. Many do not understand the importance of unity within the team, as well as the fact that unity is the first step towards achieving success.

Logano just put the emphasis on it! "Everybody wants to be a top dog in their company. Everyone wants to be the top guy, so that’s part of it too. It’s really tricky”.

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