No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang – Joey Logano
Stage 1: 7th
Stage 2: 8th
Stage 3: 8th
Laps Completed: 140/140
Laps Led: 0
Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang started 12th and finished seventh in Wednesday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano charged into the top-five early but battled a “loose in and tight off” condition for most of the race.
At the drop of the green flag, Logano moved from 12th to fifth in the opening eight laps, before the first caution flag was displayed. Logano’s Mustang took a swing to the loose side around lap 30, dropping him to the seventh position at the end of the first stage. The team adjusted wedge and air pressure at the stage break.
During the second stage, Logano reported the car was better firing off, but then went too free on entry again, with the tight center condition returning. The team made a stagger adjustment on the second stop.
Logano continued to struggle in the third stage, eventually moving up the track to the second lane to cool the rear tires. The team pitted prior to the 15-lap run to the finish for four tires, a stagger change and air pressure adjustments.
As the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang lined up in the 12th position for the restart to begin the final stage, Logano charged forward to seventh, but ran out of laps as the 15-lap stage went caution free.
Quote: “We fought the handling a little bit tonight and really were a bit surprised by the final stage going caution free. Great pit stops on pit road all night from the Shell-Pennzoil crew. We gained spots on every stop; the guys were lights out.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!