No holds barred

FONTANA, CA - MARCH 24: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Southern California Ford, cuts off Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, in the final laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
FONTANA, CA - MARCH 24 2013:  Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Southern California Ford, cuts off Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, in the final laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, 2013 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
FONTANA, CA – MARCH 24 2013: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Southern California Ford, cuts off Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, in the final laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

FONTANA, Calif.—In last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano infuriated three-time series champion Tony Stewart by blocking, as Stewart saw it, on a late restart.

Last week’s Bristol winner, Carl Edwards, however, feels that late in the event, gentlemanly racing goes out the window.

“On the last restart, I don’t think I’ve ever thought of the word ‘etiquette’ in relation to that,” Edwards said Friday after opening Cup practice at the two-mile track. “I don’t know if there is much–now especially. They ought to charge more for the seats down in Turn 1.

“Here, they drop the green flag, and if one guy stumbles or shows a sign of weakness and there is a lane, the track is like 85 feet wide, plus a little apron and grass. There’s a lot of room to run here. I don’t know that there will be any etiquette, and there will probably be people mad afterwards. It’s going to be interesting.”

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.