No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang – Joey Logano
Stage 1: 11th
Stage 2: 6th
Laps Completed: 62/62
Laps Led: 0
Point Standings (ahead of second): 5th (-120)
Joey Logano started 14th and finished 15th in Sunday afternoon’s Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The driver of the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang struggled throughout the race with handling and braking issues but was aided by solid stops throughout the day by the No. 22 Ford crew, gaining multiple positions on each yellow flag stop.
Logano struggled with a tight condition through the carousel while lacking overall rear grip for the majority of the opening laps. Crew chief Paul Wolfe adjusted with two rounds of trackbar and air pressure on the first stop of the race after finishing the opening stage in the 11th position. Quick work by the Shell-Pennzoil crew gained Logano three positions on pit road.
During Stage 2, Logano reported the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang was better, still a little on the free side at certain points on the track. The team elected to remain on the track and score stage points for a sixth-place finish. Under the caution, the team elected to pit for an additional trackbar adjustment and four tires.
Logano began the final stage in the 21st position and battled briefly inside the top-10, making his last pit stop at lap 44 under caution where the Shell-Pennzoil crew gained four positions while making a trackbar and air pressure adjustment.
Late in the race, Logano started struggling with the handling of the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang and dropped back to the 15th position before the completion of the race.
Quote: “We struggled today overall with handling and braking. The guys on pit road did a great job on each stop, grabbing us positions every time, just needed a little more to be super competitive. We’ll regroup and we’ve got a few weeks before we hit another road course and we’ll be stronger at Watkins Glen.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!