Logano’s Flat Tire Did Him In At Kansas

Joey Logano, Martin Truex, Jr., Kevin Harvick & Ryan Blaney

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang – Joey Logano

Start: 2nd

Stage 1: 17th

Stage 2: 11th

Finish: 35th

Status: Accident

Laps Completed: 176/267

Laps Led: 27

Point Standings (Behind First): 6th (-154)

Notes:

Joey Logano started second and finished 34th on Sunday afternoon after a lap 175 incident after suffering a flat left front tire just after a restart in the final stage. Logano took the lead on the opening lap and led 27 laps prior to pitting at the competition caution. A pit road penalty set the Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang deep in the field and put Logano on offense the remainder of the night, reclaiming position inside the top-10 just before the race-ending accident.

After starting the race second, Logano claimed the lead on the opening lap, leading the event until the lap 25 competition caution when the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang pitted for four tires and adjustments on the loose handling condition. Unfortunately, Logano was sent to the back for the restart for an uncontrolled tire penalty and would have to race forward with only 50 laps remaining in the stage. Logano was able to race back inside the top-20, finishing 17th at the end of the stage.

Through the second stage, Logano was able to rebound inside the top-10 but finished the stage in the 11th position, continuing to battle a loose handling condition in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Mustang.

As the third stage began, Logano was able to make aggressive moves and work to the eighth position. Just prior to the restart, Logano reported something felt awry on the left front of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Mustang. Unfortunately, when the race resumed, the left front tire went flat and Logano made hard contact exiting turn 2, destroying the right front suspension and ending the team’s night.

Quote: “You are coming to the green and swerving your tires and something feels funny and you just aren’t sure. I was pretty sure coming off of two and it loaded up and got on the splitter. Just a bummer. I felt like we got our Shell Pennzoil Mustang pretty good that last run. We felt loose that whole time but the last run we were close to where we needed to be. I wish we could have finished it out because I feel like we would have had something.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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