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race review

• As has become accustomed at NASCAR superspeedway races, Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang was a constant presence up front all night long, leading laps and having a dominant car at Daytona International Speedway before falling victim to bad luck. On Saturday night, Logano found himself leading with less than 10 laps to go before a cut tire forced him to pit road under green, eventually leading to a 24th-place finish.
• After starting 22nd, Logano drifted back in the pack early in the race before mounting a late charge to the second position prior to the competition caution, where he received fuel and a wedge adjustment to the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang. Logano led laps briefly in Stage 1 before finishing in the eighth position.
• After being assessed a pit road penalty, Logano dropped to the tail of the field to begin Stage 2. Wasting no time, Logano and spotter Coleman Pressley masterfully worked the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang through traffic and back to the lead, earning their fifth stage win of the season and accumulating another valuable playoff point.
• Logano would lead multiple times and late into the final stage. Unfortunately, Logano would suffer a cut right front tire and be forced to pit just prior to “the big one” as the field exited turn 4. Logano and the team pitted to make additional repairs to the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang after finding themselves a lap down.

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“Our Mustang was fast and won a stage, which was great. We got a playoff point. We had a shot to win there and the 11 (Denny Hamlin) just threw a late block and fenced me and then I had a right-rear down. Luckily, I didn’t take out the whole field that time, but that got taken care of the next lap, so it probably wouldn’t have mattered.”