race review

• Joey Logano persevered to score a 10th-place finish Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Logano recorded his 12th top-10 finish in 19 races this season, despite starting the race from the 14th position. Logano struggled with a tight-handling car early in the race and tough track position throughout the afternoon, but the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang overcame the challenges for a solid result.
• Through the opening stage of the race, Logano’s Ford Mustang ran tight as he tried to work his way forward. The car struggled to turn from the center of the corner in Turns 1 and 3 to the exit, but Logano reported that the balance of the No. 22 Mustang was strong through Turn 2. On the first pit stop of the race, crew chief Paul Wolfe made an air pressure adjustment to help the handling of the Shell-Pennzoil Ford and Logano was credited with a 10th-place finish when the opening stage came to an end on lap 30.
• In Stage 2, Logano told the team that it took some time for the handling of the No. 22 Mustang to come to him. On lap 75, Wolfe called his driver to pit road for a four-tire stop, along with air pressure and trackbar adjustments. Logano was credited with a 13th-place result when the segment concluded on lap 85. The fourth caution of the race on lap 94 set the Shell-Pennzoil crew up for a return to pit road. The No. 22 Mustang took on four tires and the team added tape to the nose of the car to help with the tight condition while running in dirty air.
• Logano made his final scheduled stop under the green flag on lap 104 for fuel only, which gave him enough gas to make it to the finish. He did a good job down the stretch of making up positions as other competitors pitted with their tanks running dry. Logano earned a 10th-place finish when the checkered flag waved on lap 140.


“We struggled with track position early because we started back in the pack. It was difficult to pass but we made some gains with our Shell-Pennzoil Ford today with the 550 package.”