Stage 1 Finish: 24th
Stage 2 Finish: 18th
Joey Logano battled a loose-handling Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang during the opening run of Sunday’s United Rentals Work United 500 and found himself a lap down in 24th at the end of Stage 1. Logano was the recipient of the free pass to rejoin the lead lap at the conclusion of the stage as the No. 22 team made adjustments to address the handling issues during its scheduled stop at the stage break. Logano battled his way through traffic during Stage 2 as his Ford Mustang began to settle in following the team’s adjustments, resulting in an 18th-place finish in Stage 2. Following another round of adjustments at the stage break under caution, Logano fought his way into the top-15 as long, green flag runs ensued. The No. 22 team brought Logano to pit road under caution on lap 304 for four tires and fuel and ultimately crossed the line 11th on the green-white-checkered attempt.
“It wasn’t the day we were hoping for, but we came a long way from where we started out handling-wise and had our Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang in a decent spot at the end there. We’ll continue to go to work with this new package and get it where we need to be.”