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race review

• Joey Logano started fifth and finished eighth in Saturday afternoon’s 311-mile race at Dover International Speedway in the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang. Solid pit work and a variety of air pressure and chassis adjustments kept Logano in contention for a top-10 result despite battling a loose condition for most of the event.
• During the opening laps, Logano kept the Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang inside the top-five despite battling an extremely loose handling condition. On the competition caution, crew chief Paul Wolfe elected to pit Logano for two tires and a trackbar adjustment to provide more entry security. Logano reported the handling had improved through the second run of the race, but ultimately finished in the sixth position at the end of the first stage.
• Through the second stage, Logano continued to run inside the top-10. He reported late in the opening run of the segment that the front tires had stopped rotating. On a lap 136 pit stop, the team adjusted with air pressure to work on maintaining center-turn longer into the run. Logano finished Stage 2 in the eighth position, reporting the No. 22 Mustang would not pivot properly in the center of the corners.
• Logano continued running in the top-10 as green flag pit stops began with the Shell-Pennzoil crew pitting at lap 252 for four tires and an air pressure adjustment. He raced on with the handling improved slightly, ultimately finishing the race in the eighth position.
• The driver of the Shell-Pennzoil Ford claimed his fifth consecutive top-10 result, and the sixth in the last seven races. By virtue of his eighth-place finish, Logano will start in 13th position for Sunday’s 311-lap race.

 

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“We had a top-10 day with the Shell-Pennzoil Ford Mustang. The pit crew did a great job maintaining or gaining positions on pit road. Track position was pretty important. We fought a little too free at times and lost a little center turn when we adjusted on that. The good news is that we’ve got another race tomorrow and we can adjust on the car tonight and hopefully find a little more speed to battle in the top-five and for a win.”