On the final lap of Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Joey Logano and Elliott Sadler were among those battling aggressively for the win at the front of the pack.
Sadler's JR Motorsports teammate, Chase Elliott, ultimately took the win, nipping Logano's Team Penske Ford at the finish line ahead of Kasey Kahne (another JRM car) and then Sadler himself.
Afterward, when Sadler and Logano were escorted into Daytona's media center for what amounted to a joint news conference, the two had a most interesting and downright comic exchange.
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As the moderator opened up the floor for questions from the media, Logano and Sadler were chatting away, seemingly oblivious to everyone else in the room.
Finally, Sadler looked up.
"I'm sorry," said the driver who moved from Roush Fenway Racing to the team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 2016. "We're finishing talking."
Logano quickly offered an explanation of why the two competitors seemed lost in their own conversation.
"I forgot he drove for Junior now, not for Roush, and it confused me," Logano said, grinning from ear to ear.
Apparently, Logano was sincerely confused as to why Sadler wasn't more willing to give him drafting help in the final laps as he battled Chase Elliott -- again, a teammate of Sadler.
"He wanted to know why I didn't go with him there on the backstretch," Sadler said. "I had to go with Chase."
And that's when the light bulb came on for Logano regarding Sadler's new affiliation with JR Motorsports.
"I just had an 'oh yeah' moment," last year's Daytona 500 winner said.
Then, Sadler finally turned his full attention to the reporters assembled in the room.
"You guys interrupted a pretty good conversation," he said with a smile.