NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 30: NASCAR Cup Series driver, Joey Logano speaks to the media during the media scrum at Music City Center on November 30, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Joey Logano Says NASCAR Fans Are Spoiled

It appears Joey Logano has some hard feelings about how lucky he thinks NASCAR fans are, even going as far as saying NASCAR fans are "spoiled."

During his "Beyond the Wheel" segment on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio, the two-time Cup Series champion compared the different fan experiences at NASCAR and NFL events.

"Our fans are spoiled," Logano said. "And I love our race fans. But think about other sports for a second. When are you going to meet an NFL player? Can you access an NFL player? Anytime, like 3 hours before a game, no!"

Logano then went on to talk about how you don't need special tickets all the time to be able to meet your favorite driver, they make appearances every week somewhere at a track or a sponsored event.

"You can meet me, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, 5 minutes before I get in the race car. You can take a picture with me. I am there," Logano said. "All the other racers, it's the same thing. We walk down a red carpet and there are people on both sides of us. We all stop and sign autographs. It's hard to get everybody but you try your hardest to. That is the norm, in our sport."

While using the word "spoiled" might be unfortunate, Logano has a good point. NASCAR drivers are generally more easily accessible at events than are football players at games. There is truth to what Logano says, but some other drivers don't seem to share the same sentiment. Or at least Carson Hocevar doesn't.

Then again that might be the best thing about the sport.

An everyday normal fan has a far better chance of meeting their favorite driver than they do of meeting their favorite player in most other sports without having to spend a bunch of extra money for an on-field VIP pass.

A pit-road pass at a NASCAR track is often far cheaper than an on-field pass at a football game. Maybe Logano should have used "lucky" instead of "spoiled" in this case.

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