Logano commented on the relative safety of the two sports during a visit to the Detroit Lions' training facility on Tuesday in Allen Park, Michigan.
"I'm glad I'm in a race car (when I crash)," Logano said with a laugh, according to DeroitLions.com. "These guys get hit a lot harder than a race car does. Obviously, we take some big hits in cars, but the safety in our sport has improved a lot. Look at the seats, the helmets, the belts -- it keeps improving.
"Not that it doesn't in football. I think it does, too. We take a hit maybe once in every 15 races or so on average. These guys are taking hits on every play. I feel my sport's a lot safer."
Logano pointed to safety features that racing has adopted in recent years such as the head restraint device and emphasized that collisions occur more frequently in football.
"We may look crazy going 200 miles an hour thinking that, but I'd much rather hit a wall at 200 than have a 300-pound linebacker coming at me," Logano said.
Logano was visiting the Lions' facility as part of a promotional tour for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15. He has two Sprint Cup victories this season.
"There's areas that we have to improve on. I don't think there's as much area in football to improve on," Logano said. "Obviously, you got your pads, you got your helmets, stuff like that, but you're still going to get hit every time.
"There's still going to be big guys hitting you, and obviously when you get all that adrenaline going, those hits don't become softer. I think they are big and that's just a big difference. You are kind of comparing apples to oranges on that."