Start: 13th | Stage One: 20th | Stage Two: 18th | Finish: 16th | Points: 13th

race review

Joey Logano drove the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang to a 16th-place finish in Sunday afternoon’s Würth 400 at Dover. Logano battled a tight-handling condition after starting the 400-mile event from 13th, resulting in a 20th-place finish in the opening stage. Following a four-tire stop and a round of adjustments at the stage break, Logano settled into 20th during the first green flag run of Stage 2 before he was called to pit road on lap 184 around the halfway point of the segment. The Shell-Pennzoil Ford fired off tight for the final run of the stage as Logano battled to an 18th-place finish in Stage 2. After restarting the final stage from 18th, Logano continued to battle in traffic around the one-mile concrete oval before the green flag pit cycle began around 80 laps to go. Following a four-tire stop under green, Logano was making his way off pit road when the caution flag flew for a single-car incident on the backstretch, trapping the No. 22 team a lap down. After taking the wave-around to rejoin the lead lap, Logano avoided a multi-car incident coming off the exit of turn two on the ensuing restart as he was able to get checked up in time and allowing the 22 team to make another round of adjustments under caution. The ensuing restart proved to be the final one of the afternoon as Logano took the checkered flag 16th. 

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“We dealt with some handling issues early on and continued working on it throughout the day but we couldn’t regain the track position that we lost during that first run. Proud of the effort from this Shell-Pennzoil team for keeping at it all day long and we’ll see what we have for Kansas.” 

WHAT’S NEXT: The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Sunflower State next weekend for the AdventHealth 400 on Sunday, May 5 at Kansas Speedway. Coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.