Laps Led: 0
Stage 1 Finish: 9th
Stage 2 Finish: 10th
Point Standings: 6th (-174)
A workman’s-like day for Joey Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang ended with a fourth-place finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at race Michigan International Speedway. Logano reported early the balance of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Mustang was tight in traffic. The former champion would pit at the competition caution and managed to position himself for a ninth-place finish in Stage 1. Solid adjustments and better track position would allow Logano bring home a 10th-place finish in Stage 2. He would restart inside the top-five for the final run to the checkered flag. A nifty move on the final restart would have Logano as high as second place. However, try as he might, he would give up to spots late, but manage to bring home a fourth-place finish.
“That was a hard-fought one, that’s for sure. The boys did a good job executing today, keeping us towards the front. Paul had some good strategy. I had a car that was about where it finished. If you put us further back, that’s probably where we would finish, but we had some good track position and good restarts – some good choosing – so Coleman did a good job upstairs helping me out with the right lanes. It was an execution day, which is playoff type racing. I feel good about what we did today as the playoffs come around the corner.”