HAMPTON, GA – Each week, Fox Sports’ NASCAR Race Hub airs a segment called Radioactive live on their airwaves. The segment, which airs weekly on FS1, is a video montage of the previous weeks race mashed up with scanner communication between the drivers and their crew members and/or spotters. They mix all together with video from the race itself.
Radioactive: Daytona 500. "Win a (expletive) Xfinity championship, thinks he's (expletive) ready for the big boy (expletive)." pic.twitter.com/VM7ZDzgDHC — FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 20, 2019
This week’s Radioactive though, raised a stir in the NASCAR world. See, due to dialogue that was said in it, it’s therefore caused some new rivalries.
One of which is Ricky Stenhouse Jr. vs. Joey Logano.
The others are Stenhouse Jr. vs. what anyone else said about him.
See, Stenhouse was taken back by some of the comments made about him by some of his fellow peers in last Sunday’s Daytona 500. By luck would have it, NASCAR had a media availability on Friday afternoon from the Atlanta Motor Speedway and that Stenhouse Jr. and Logano were a part of it.
“Ricky Stankhouse, God he sucks. He’s awful!” said Logano early on in the Daytona 500 regarding Stenhouse Jr. That alone has Stenhouse up in arms about Logano.
“Yeah, the No. 22’s an idiot, we know he’s out form himself and I don’t care to help the No. 22 ever,” said Stenhouse regarding Logano during the race.
The reason he said that was the Roush Fenway Racing native was told during the race on what Logano said about him.
Logano’s take on this was that the only reason he said it was because of the move that Stenhouse made in his No. 17 Ford. It cost the Team Penske driver 10 spots and that if Logano didn’t lift, he would have crashed out and taken most of the field with him.
“I’m not going to work with the 22 (Logano) at the end of the race and won’t help any driver in the future who talked about me,” Stenhouse said on Friday from the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
That means Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola then too.
“Expletive, we’ve got to get this No. 17 (Stenhouse Jr. )out of the way,” said Clint Bowyer.
“If we don’t get away from the No. 17, we’re going to be in the back,” said Bowyer’s teammate Aric Almirola.
A third SHR driver in Kevin Harvick said on the broadcast that Stenhouse ran into him during the last race crash, but Harvick said that he has no ill will towards Stenhouse and that it wasn’t even Stenhouse’s fault. He blames Kyle Larson for the crash, not Stenhouse.
With all this drama, the video mash up has raised a stir in the NASCAR garage. Some drivers say that Stenhouse or any others shouldn’t take an exception to what people say in the heat of the moment during a race. You should check your emotions in the garage.
Others say that maybe you shouldn’t hit the button to talk. Maybe talk in your car but amongst yourself.
Either way, mission accomplished by NASCAR and Fox Sports.