Tire Issues Plagued Logano

No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang – Joey Logano

Start: 15th

Race Finish: 27th

Stage 1 Finish: 20th

Stage 2 Finish: 18th

Laps Led: 0

Point Standings: 2nd (-15)

Race Rundown: Joey Logano had an up and down night in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway which ultimately ended up behind the wall. Logano started 15th and would maintain position outside the top-15 in Stage 1. Fortunately, the points accumulated in Stage 1 locked Logano into the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Playoffs. Crew chief Paul Wolfe would take several swings to make the balance better throughout the night and eventually it paid off as Logano moved inside the top-10 late. Unfortunately, a strong night would come to an end as Logano would join the list of many drivers with tire issues. The damage proved to be too severe, and the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang was retired from competition on lap 437.

Logano’s Thoughts: “Not a great night for us. I thought we made our Shell-Pennzoil Mustang better as the night went along and unfortunately, we lost a right front tire late and had suspension damage. Certainly, a bummer, but we locked ourselves into the next round and happy for Ryan and Austin too.”


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