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· Joey Logano started 11th in Saturday evening’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Logano and the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion raced their way inside the top-10 early in the first stage, but then fell back to 13th position before the segment concluded on lap 40.

· Throughout the first run, Logano reported that the Shell-Pennzoil Ford was on the front splitter, making the car difficult to turn, while also battling a loose on corner entry. Crew chief Todd Gordon made wedge and air pressure adjustments to aid the car’s handling on the first stop of the race during the stage caution on lap 43.

· Unfortunately, Logano was collected in a multi-vehicle accident in Turn 3 on lap 54, ending the night for the Shell-Pennzoil Ford. In a cruel twist of fate, Logano’s two Team Penske teammates were also collected in the big pileup as well, ending the night for the organization in a single incident.

 

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“It looks like they crashed a lot of cars. I was in the middle of it and I got hit from every corner really quick and it just seemed like they kept coming. It was just so hard to stop when you’re going so fast out there, but it’s part of the game here. Sometimes you’re in the half of the field that finishes and sometimes you’re in half of the field that doesn’t and we were in the bad 50 percent this time. That’s part of the game.”