NASCAR issued a statement on Wednesday saying that it was looking into scanner traffic on David Gilliland's radio that included a purported request from Penske Racing to have Gilliland move over for him in the closing laps of the race.
Per Gilliland's scanner and audio broadcast on Fox Sports 1's RaceHub, the idea of Gilliland moving back for Logano was broached with nine laps to go in the race; before Clint Bowyer spun to bring out the race's final caution. At that time, Logano would have missed the Chase assuming that Ryan Newman would win the race. He was outside the top 10 with one win to Newman's two and Kasey Kahne's two.
Gilliland was 24th at the time and Logano was 25th. However, nothing was able to happen before the caution flag. The chatter reignited on the restart with three laps to go, and soon after the green flag fell, Logano was around Gilliland.
Logano finished 22nd and Gilliland finished 23rd.
"NASCAR is aware of reports about the #22 and #38 radio communications atRead More »from NASCAR looking into scanner traffic asking David Gilliland to move over for Joey Logano