Logano's car flips 7 times during multi-car crash

BY foxsports • September 27, 2009

The AAA 400 came to a halt on Lap 31 after Bobby Labonte collided with rookie driver Joey Logano.

Logano was riding 23rd on the restart following the competition caution when Labonte clipped the No. 20 car on the outside. Logano checked up and was tagged from behind by Tony Stewart. He then slid up the track and collected Reed Sorenson, whose car launched the No. 20 into the air. Logano flipped seven times before stopping right-side up.

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"I'm fine. It just scared the heck out of me," Logano said. "I got tagged from behind. I was like, 'Damn, make this thing stop.'

"I started rolling and I was in there like, 'Damn, please make this thing stop.' And it wouldn't. It just kept going and going. I was fine. It just shows how safe these cars are. It was the wildest ride I've ever been on. You can't go on a roller coaster any worse than that."

Robby Gordon's and Martin Truex Jr.'s cars received residual damage in the process.

"I didn't see a whole lot, just heard the spotter saying they were spinning out," Truex said. "It's unfortunate; we had a pretty good car in happy hour and I was just looking forward to the race."

Truex said the wreck had nothing to do with track conditions.

"The track is fine. It was just guys checking up. (Labonte) checked up. Joey checked up and it looked like Tony got into the back of him. It's just one of those things here when you're in the back of the pack. It happens on restarts."

All the drivers involved were evaluated and released from the infield care center.

The red flag period lasted 23 minutes and 38 seconds.

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