BRISTOL, Tenn. —
The performance tailed off at Phoenix and Las Vegas, where Joe Gibbs Racing as a whole seemed to be off, but Hamlin bounced back this weekend at Bristol. He set a track record in qualifying and will start from the pole in today’s race.
Logano, who qualified fourth, will start in the row behind Hamlin and understands people want to rehash the relationship.
“Obviously, people were talking about it this week because it’s the one-year anniversary of the whole fiasco,” Logano said. “But you move on and forget about things. You’re supposed to forgive and forget and that goes both ways, so we both knew what we had to do and I feel like we’ve moved on and we’re going from there.”
Hamlin doesn’t expect any problems like last year, when he spun Logano while Logano was racing for the lead. It led to a post-race confrontation that involved the crews for both teams.
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