Wreck leaves rookie shaken

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Joey Logano did not hesitate as he climbed back into his car Friday and headed onto the track for the first time since his harrowing accident at Dover.

Rolling his Toyota seven times left the rookie shaken, but not scared.

And there's a difference.

"I think the first time is going to shake you up more than anything else," Logano said before practice at Kansas Speedway. "You go through a ride like that and tell me you aren't shaking when you get out of there. You are going to be shaking."

Logano wrecked early in Sunday's race when he was hit from behind by Tony Stewart . The contact sent him spinning into the grass, and his car darted back up the track and into traffic. He was hit in the door by Reed Sorenson , and the second impact sent NASCAR's youngest driver on the ride of his life.

Although he walked away unscathed, the 19-year-old Logano seemed ashen and admitted he was still shaking after he had been released from the care center.

Logano insisted his emotions were not fear, and he'd be nerve-free as he headed into his first few turns at Kansas.

"If anything, it's going to give you more confidence 'cause you can go through that and come out of it fine," he said. "If anything, it's going to give you more confidence when you're in the next corner. That didn't even cross my mind."

DRIVER CONTINUES FIGHT: Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield is turning to high-profile attorney Mark Geragos to help fight his drug suspension.

Geragos confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday night that he's finalizing a deal to represent Mayfield.

"It's clear to me that there are real issues here, substantial issues, and I think he's getting a raw deal," Geragos said.

Geragos declined to discuss specific issues until he could review the case, citing a protective order that U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen has in place.

Mayfield has been suspended since failing a May 1 drug test.

SHOCKING PINK: When you see Carl Edwards ' No. 60 Nationwide Series car in today's Kansas Lottery 300, don't adjust your set. It really is bright pink.

Edwards, Roush Fenway Racing and sponsor Save-A-Lot have partnered to benefit the Susan B. Komen for the Cure and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. His car will be painted pink for today's race.


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