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Monday, February 25, 2013
Denny Hamlin: Joey Logano 'genius'

By David Newton
ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Denny Hamlin apparently wasn't happy with former Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano after Sunday's Daytona 500.

Shortly after the race Hamlin sent a Twitter message to Logano's Penske Racing teammate, Brad Keselowski, who finished fourth.

"@keselowski sorry I couldn't get close to you cuz your genius teammate was too busy messing up the inside line 1 move at a time," Hamlin wrote.

Responded Hamlin's fellow Toyota driver Clint Bowyer, "2nd that."

They were referring to Logano, who drove for JGR from 2008 to 2012 before being replaced by Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 this year. Hamlin finished 14th after leading earlier. Logano finished 19th.

Hamlin was displeased that Logano kept moving around and wouldn't stick to the inside line.

Logano responded on Twitter with "@DennyHamlin, I Remember when you were MY genius teammate. #LoveYouMeanIt."

Neither driver commented after the race. Neither was immediately available for comment after a request by ESPN.com on Monday.