On Tuesday morning, NASCAR driver Joey Logano paid a visit to the Detroit Lions training camp to promote the Quicken Loans 400 taking place at Michigan International Speedway on June 15.
Leaning against the QL 400 Ford pace car, Logano fielded questions about racing, football and the QL 400. One of the most controversial topics addressed by Logano revolved around his thought that football is more dangerous than auto racing.
“I’d much rather hit a wall at 200 than have a 300-pound linebacker coming at me,” exclaimed Logano.
After fielding questions from the media, Logano was escorted to the middle of the practice field to get a close look at the fast-paced Lions practice. He was able to take in several position drills as well as a scrimmage between the Lions’ offence and defense.
As soon as practice concluded, the NFL stars made it a point to introduce themselves to the NASCAR star. Players such as Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush made light conversation, but starting quarterback Matthew Stafford took it a step further. After a handshake and a few words, Stafford started up a game of catch with Logano. Although it was easy to tell who was the professional quarterback of the group, Logano kept his spirals tight and his throws on target.
Logano left soon after that with Roger Curtis, president of Michigan International Speedway, to take the promotional tour to the airwaves.
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