Team Penske driver Joey Logano responded to Kyle Busch calling him “two-faced” by saying that it’s a compliment.
Busch and Logano have had a fair share of on and off-field duels in their Cup career. Their on-field battle leading to Kyle Busch throwing punches at Logano after the 2017 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the moments that every fan knows about.
In a recent interview, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver criticized his rival for showing two natures on and off the field.
“The problem with Joey is he’s two-faced,” Busch said. “People know I’m an a******. I might be an a****** on the race track, which I’m really not. But Logano, he will come in here and he’s happy-go-lucky, go with the flow, super nice guy. Does great for charity, everything like that.
“You put him on the race track, when he puts his helmet on, he flips the a****** switch on the back of his head. To me, I hate two-faced guys. That drives me absolutely nuts. If you’re going to be a nice guy, be a nice guy on the race track as well. You know what I mean?”
While Logano’s manager was filled with rage for Busch’s comments, the Team Penske driver took Busch’s comments as a compliment.
“He called me two-faced! I kind of laughed. Got called by my manager and he was like ‘did you see this?’. He showed it to me and he looked really mad. I smiled and said, ‘No! It’s a great compliment’. He looked at me like, ‘What are you talking about?’
“He’s right, he’s a 100% right. I believe its a compliment because he’s saying that I can be a nice guy off the race track and I can be a total jerk when I go racing,”
While he might be a jerk on the track, it works well for Logano as he always finds a way to be competitive. He has one win under his name in the 2021 season and has been a consistent performer. Currently, he sits fourth at the championship table.